Saturday 7th November at 2pm
The Wainuiomata Historical Museum has been closed since July for internal refurbishment and the installation of new and exciting displays. These include antique working telephones and slide shows of Wainuiomata’s history, as well as early settler displays and many period costumes.
Also newly installed is a reference area for those who wish to research their family history and includes a microfiche reader with a comprehensive set of microfiche covering the whole of New Zealand, as well as a computer for viewing the Society’s many databases. A small shop area has local history books and related items for sale as well as postcards depicting some scenes of early Wainuiomata.
A new publication by the Society is also to be launched, entitled “Wainuiomata – Glimpses of our Past”, written by Vicky Alexander and Colleen Hira. This book will be launched by The Honorable Trevor Mallard, to be followed by the official re-opening of the Museum by the Society’s Patron, Mrs Nin Gordon, a local Kamautua.
The Museum will then be open to the general public every Sunday from 2–4 pm.
The Wainuiomata Historical Museum Society Inc was founded in 1977 and opened the Wainuiomata Historical Museum in 1989. This Colonial Museum also has a room set up as an early classroom complete with teacher and early school related displays, and is located in the 100 year old Wainuiomata School building. This building is listed as Category 2 with the Historic Place Trust and is located in the grounds of the Wainuiomata Primary School, corner of Main and Homedale Roads in Wainuiomata.
Image: Wainuiomata Glimpses of our Past by Vicky Alexander and Colleen Hira