The Thredbo Ski Museum has been awarded $3,800 by the NSW Government to produce a publication in celebration of Thredbo’s 60th Anniversary, the Member for Monaro John Barilaro said today.

The funding has been provided through the NSW Government’s Royal Australian Historical Society Cultural Grants Program.

“The NSW Government is proud to support local community museums which play a vibrant role in showcasing local history and culture,” Mr Barilaro said.

“The funding will assist the museum in researching, writing and producing a book detailing the formation of the Thredbo Ski Resort and Village to mark its 60th anniversary.

“The main themes of the projects funded by the 2016 Cultural Grants program revolve around local community history, along with the historical tales of significant local landmarks.

“These grants enable research to be carried out by local historians and the publication of their findings as well as the preservation and digitisation of publications that have chronicled local happenings and events over many decades.”

The Thredbo Ski Museum will soon be part of the Museum of the South East – an online museum being developed by South East Arts and launching in late 2017.