WHERE WE ARE NOW!
At the 2018 AGM of the Museum Sub-Committee our new committee was elected and Dean Perry remained as President, with Graham McLeod and Dennis Hill as Vice Presidents, Colin Ekers Immediate Past President, Margaret Dent re-elected as Secretary, Ric Pocklington as assistant Secretary, Andrew Jeffrey elected as Treasurer. Committee members elected were Alan Williams, Ray Jessop, George Stephens, Roger Berridge. The Museum is managed by a Sub-Committee of the Southern Agricultural Society Inc. management committee and as such all Museum members must be members of the Society to be covered under the protection of their insurances. The museum continues to grow in strength from year to year and operate as a worthwhile and encouraging venture for all members involved.
Brian Reader's magnificent collection of period costumes, some 40 in all, continue to be a centre piece of museum displays. The display was officially opened by the Federal Member for Mayo, Ms Rebekha Sharkie MP,during History Week open day on 27th May last year.
We continue to receive a wide variety of items, and funds are always needed to carry out restoration work. In house fund raising has come from a steady visits from the public on open days, Club group visits, the Museum trading table, Port Elliot Shows, the Rotary Club of Encounter Bay, Mt Compass Cup Committee, The Lions Club of Port Elliot and Victor Harbor, The Historical Motor Vehicle Club, Alexandrina and Victor Harbor Councils, and numerous other donations from local Businesses.
The Granite Island Train restoration has been completed and will be recommisioned at the History Week open day Sunday 6th May next.
As previously mentioned we continue to receive a wide variety of items. However sponsorships donations are always welcome, all going to contribute to the preservation of historic items and to provide a permanent home for their display Request for advertising from contributors displayed within the Museum welcomed.
We extend a warm welcome to all that come along any Thursday or Sunday open days and see the Southern Fleurieu Historical Museum at the Port Elliot Showgrounds, a valuable addition to the tourist attractions on the Encounter Coast.
The Museum is now open to the public every Thursday and Sunday between the hours of 10am and 3pm. Entrance fee is $5:00 for adults and $2:00 for Children under 14 years. Family group 2 + 2 $10:00. Organisations and groups are welcome by prior arrangement with our Secretary. Morning and afternoon tea can be provided with groups of 10 or more for an individual cost of $10:00 per person. Ample parking space is available within the grounds and adjacent to the Museum. Directions to the Museum are on our website and also Museum Open flags are displayed at Port Elliot on Waterport Road, Tottenham-Court Road, and at the Museum entrance gates.