Saturday, August 5, 2017

Thames (NZ): 150 Event - Thames Museum Opening of New Display Area

The nearby streets were lined with cars today (Saturday 5 August 2017), and the Museum literally was full of people awaiting to see the new display area. Speeches and a song  (Hearts of Gold) before the official cutting of the cake by the Hon Scott Simpson, before the doors were officially opened.

Those present appeared totally impressed with the room. Full of professionally researched stories on a wide range of themes for the first five years of the goldfield. Its hard to describe just how good the display is. Photographs accompany every story, allowing the visitor to glimpse or stop at an area of interest and read in-depth information. A credit to Tom and Rosalie, and not forgetting the wonderful printing by KMG Print of Thames. There will be many more dedicated Museum Volunteers who have all equally had a part to play in making the displays and assembling the exhibit pieces. Top marks and a great way to showcase the history of the Thames Goldfield.

Please everyone, find time to go and visit and support the Thames Museum.

ABOVE: The Museum's Commemoration Cake.
BELOW: The new display room at the Thames Museum. The north wall has a spectacular copy of the Thames Mining Illustrated Map c1868.
  BELOW: A traditional afternoon tea was served to the guests at the Museum.