THE Whitton Courthouse and Historical Museum is begging for residents attention.
Volunteers are needed to help open its doors on a monthly basis and for tours, while residents have also been urged to visit this unique spot which is perfect for photo snaps to liven up one’s social media feeds.
The museum is open once a month, but is open to bookings for tours at other times.
Leeton Shire Council marketing and cultural services co-ordinator said the museum deserved the attention of both visitors, as well as residents throughout the shire.
“We are looking for people who would like to support the museum, join the museum group of friends, contributing a couple of hours for a volunteer shift once a month,” she said.
“They’d know well in advance what’s expected. The museum is a self-guided tour.
“We just really need volunteers to help us breathe some life into it.
“So people can come out and wander around and take their time.
“There is so much to see and to look it. It really is quite amazing.”
The Whitton Courthouse and Gaol, built in 1890, was last used as a Court of Petty Sessions in 1975.
Two years later it was handed over to a public committee for redevelopment as a museum, which was officially opened in 1988.
It has since had unique historic memorabilia and restored buildings such as the restored railway station and butcher's shop added to it. Mrs Vos said the museum was a treasure just waiting to be discovered.
“I would love to have family days out here … there’s so much room to look around, but also to bring a blanket and just enjoy lunch as a family,” she said. “There is a lot to look at. A lot that people of all ages would be interested in seeing.
“For younger people there’s also so many cool opportunities to be taking great photos for Instagram and that kind of thing. I can’t speak enough about it. You’ve got to come look.”
To become a volunteer contact council for more information or Tracy Catlin at the Whitton Post Office.
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