Historical exhibition on the good old days

June 05, 2018

Echuca Swimming Club at the start of the 1930 season - no sign of the aquatic centre on High St in the good old days.

ECHUCA Historical Society has announced Growing Up in Echuca as the feature exhibition of its summer program.

It is set to run from November through to the end of February.

EHS president Dot Hammond said the focus of the exhibition would be on connecting today’s children to the yesteryears of their parents, grandparents and beyond.

It is, Dot said, a way of engaging families with their history.

“Be it the simple pastimes of skippy (skipping), hoola hooping, flying a kite, building a crystal set or a billycart or being imaginative with your Lego, it will all be there,” Dot said.

“Along with the more formalised events such as scouts, cubs and girl guides, little athletics, marching girls, pony club, or the myriad sporting activities which with community support we hope to cover over the duration of the exhibition, which will open on November 2,” she said.

“A special Kids’ Fun Day will also be held at the museum during the summer school holidays.

“So dust off your ribbons; trophies, photos and stories and bring them to the museum to be part of our exhibition.”

Dot said photographs can be copied and returned to you immediately and other items will be indexed to make sure they are returned to you at the end of the exhibition.

“We really would love to hear from you,” she added.

For further information or to arrange to deliver an item, the museum at 1 Dickson St Echuca is open daily between 11am and 3pm or phone 5480 1325 (where you can leave a message for Deidre) or email [email protected]

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