Old Highercombe Hotel Museum officially received their Accreditation certificate last week at a morning tea celebrating their achievement. History SA’s Community History Officer, Pauline Cockrill presented Gill Starks from the management committee with their long awaited certificate before a gathering of volunteers, long-time supporters and representatives from the local council and State government.
Old Highercombe Hotel Museum is now South Australia’s 10th accredited museum in History SA’s Community Museums Program (CMP), amongst 61 registered and accredited museums in the State.
This museum has been a registered museum since 1982/3, and has maintained that status throughout. Over the last 10 years they have been seriously working towards Accreditation status so it was a great pleasure to see them achieve their goal after a lot of hard work.
It was good to see their new display funded by a CMP 2010-11 grant in Clarrie’s Hut in the grounds of the hotel, ‘Slab Hut to Food Bowl – Life in early Steventon’ which as usual had lots of innovative but very simple engaging design features. We look forward to seeing their new exhibit on the local wine industry funded by CMP grant from last year which is currently under construction.
More photographs from the event and museum here