International Women’s Day

Museum volunteers Dawn Percival and Kathy Wang with the story of  Emma Perren.
Museum volunteers Dawn Percival and Kathy Wang with the story of Emma Perren.

International Women's Day will be marked at the Nambour Museum on Tuesday 8 March with a tribute to women's past achievements in the district.

Nambour Museum president Clive Plater invites the public to take advantage of the interesting displays at the museum featuring the achievements women have made since the settlement of Nambour and district. "Women have contributed to Nambour's history in so many ways," he said, "and many of their activities are displayed at the museum." Mr Plater said stories and photos of pioneering women, including Emma Perren, will be displayed in the museum for people to read.

People are welcome to browse through the many displays including the kitchen display that shows many utensils women used to make a happy home for their families. You can see in the laundry display and how different it is today to just push a button and the washing will be completed when it was such a time-consuming chore for women of bygone days. "As well, peruse the school, clothes, hospital, 1960s hats and accessories displays."

The museum at 18 Mitchell Street will be open on 8 March from 1 to 4pm, admission $4:

Special offer is two admissions for the price of one. Phone 5441 2083.

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