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Big Day Planned At Museum

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Dairy Museum volunteer Wanda Rideout is hoping crowds turn out to support the museum on Saturday

September 25, 2019

The volunteers at the Murgon Dairy and Heritage Museum are working hard this week in the lead-up to Saturday … their biggest day of the year.

The annual Country Fair will feature food and market stalls, horse and cart rides plus children’s activities from 9:00am to 3:00pm.

There’ll also be Devonshire teas and spinning demonstrations.

Volunteer Wanda Rideout said the annual event was the Dairy Museum’s major fundraiser so they were hoping the community would come along and support it.

All the historic buildings and displays will be open to explore, including dairy memorabilia and a large display of lapidary and semi-precious gemstones.

Local schoolchildren have been invited to create scarecrows for a competition which will be judged by Deputy Mayor Kathy Duff.

The historic buildings on site include the original ‘Castra’ (the first home built in Murgon); the former Hivesville Anglican Church, ‘Trinity’ homestead (built in 1893) and Madeline’s Manor school room.

There’s also an original railway box wagon, built in 1910, and multiple displays linked to the cattle and dairy industries.

The Murgon Dairy and Heritage Museum is located on the corner of Gayndah Road and Sommerville Street (opposite the Murgon saleyards)

Entry is $5 for adults and $3 for high school students. Children 12 and under are free.

The historic bank building at the Dairy Museum features many interesting displays to explore

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