18 March to 8 April 2016
Opening Night March 18th 6:00-7:30pm
Take a glimpse into the history of domestic interiors and artefacts of houses in the Eurobodalla. This exhibition uses the collection from the historical Presbyterian Manse in Moruya, and the Moruya and District Historical Society historical collections as a touch-stone to rediscover the domestic life of families in these dwellings. Come to the exhibition of wallpapers and artefacts being held at the Moruya Museum 18 March to 8 April 2016.
Peter Freeman, local architect and author recognised the significance of this humble but elegant Georgian cottage built in 1865, and created a book, The Wallpapered Manse, to tell the story of one such house, its finishes and its treasures. The book was released in 2013, and was shortlisted for the 2014 NSW Premier’s History Community Awards, a considerable achievement in the field of community history.
For this exhibition, sumptuous wallpapers, newspapers and linoleum dating from the 1860s have been salvaged carefully, the layers revealing some of the history of Moruya. Mr Freeman has brought to life the story of the early Presbyterian church and its characters, such as the Reverend J D Murray, whose photo appears in the Bay Post’s online photo-gallery, along with snippets of wallpaper and historical buildings. These artefacts, together with the considerable domestic collection held by the Society, help tell the story of domestic life in Moruya.
Join the exhibition team of the Moruya District and Historical Society for the opening night on 18 March at 6:00 pm; admission Members $5, non-members $10
This exhibition will be open from 18 March to 8 April 2016 during normal museum opening hours:
Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 11:00am -1:00pm.
More information HERE