A PROGRESS UPDATE!
At the 2019 AGM of the Museum Sub-Committee, our new committee was elected and Graham McLeod stepped up to be President, and Dennis Hill as Vice President, Dean Perry Immediate Past President, Margaret Dent re-elected as Secretary, Andrew Jeffrey elected as Treasurer. Committee members elected were, Colin Ekers, Ray Jessop, Grant Nicholas. 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.
The award wining Dairy Extesion opened by Mr David Basham, Chair Person of the South Australian Dairyman's Association on the 8th May 2016, created as a result of wining the $2500 award for Port Elliot becoming the LEGENDAIRY capital South Australia. The display creates many memories for retired dairy farmers.
Brian Reader's magnificent collection of period costumes, some 40 in all, continues 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 2017.
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, and Port Elliot Shows,.
The Granite Island Train restoration has been completed and was recommisioned last year at the History Week open day. It has since participated in the Chrismas Pageants at both Victor Harbor and Goolwa.
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 to 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 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 which includes Museum entry. 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.