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SA History Festival - Big Boys and Their Vintage Toys

SA History Festival - Big Boys and Their Vintage Toys

On Sunday 27 May, 2018 local history will fire up during the 2018 South Australian History Festival. The Captain’s Cottage Museum is partnering with the Lower Murray Vintage Engine and Machinery Club and will come together to present Big Boys and Their Vintage Toys, a tribute to engines and machinery from our past and an opportunity to celebrate our history and heritage. An exhibition of vintage machinery, antique gas engines and early farming machinery will be on display as the Captain’s Cottage Museum plays host to Big Boys and Their Vintage Toys.

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On Sunday 27 May, 2018 local history will fire up during the 2018 South Australian History Festival.  The Captain’s Cottage Museum is partnering with the Lower Murray Vintage Engine and Machinery Club and will come together to present Big Boys and Their Vintage Toys, a tribute to engines and machinery from our past and an opportunity to celebrate our history and heritage.

An exhibition of vintage machinery, antique gas engines and early farming machinery will be on display as the Captain’s Cottage Museum plays host to Big Boys and Their Vintage Toys.

The exhibition will showcase a Fielding Semi Diesel Oil Engine which was originally used at the Wellington pumping station to assist with reclaiming the Lower Jervois swamps from 1924 until 1950.  It was used again after the 1956 floods.

The engine has been in safekeeping at the Museum since 1991 and has been restored and operates on rare occasions and this event is no exception with the engine on show and fully operational during the day

The history festival is one of South Australia’s largest community events promoting the State’s wonderful collections, places and stories through an amazing range of history-related events and activities.

Tourism Development Officer for the Rural City of Murray Bridge, Kellie Jaensch said “History, heritage and tourism go hand in hand. Visitors to our region can enjoy our historic and cultural offerings and we have some wonderful stories to share through our historic properties and museums”

“Our involvement in the South Australian History Festival is a great way for us to showcase our historical assets and engage with the local community and promote our region’s history”

“Many locals are unaware of what is contained within the Captain’s Cottage museum and we invite them to come along and discover what lies within. The Lower Murray Vintage Engine and Machinery Club have been collecting and preserving vintage machinery since 1996.

Bringing these two organisations together is a perfect match, with a great venue hosting interesting vintage machinery that we believe will attract a great level of interest from locals and visitors to the region.”

Thrilled to be working with the team at the Museum, President of the Lower Murray Vintage Engine and Machinery Club, Nick McCue said “The opportunity to showcase our vintage engines and machinery in a complimentary setting is a perfect match” “The Museum boasts such a great display’s including early farming history, vintage machinery, photographic exhibitions plus much more and I encourage locals to take time out and discovery what’s in their own backyards”

Visitors will take a journey through exhibits and displays from our past as well as enjoy the surrounds of the Museum along specialist displays (Blacksmith and woodturning)

Gates open at 11am and Entry fees are $5.00 for Adults, $1.00 for Children and Families $10.00

 

Event at a glance

Date: Sunday 27 May, 2018          

Times: 11am – 3pm

Location:Captains Cottage Museum, 12 Thomas Street, Murray Bridge

                       

Cost: Adults $5.00 | Children $1.00 | Families $10.00

More Info: www.murraybridge.sa.gov.au

Media Contact:Kellie Jaensch – Tourism Development Officer

Phone: 08 8539 1118

Email: k.jaensch@murraybridge.sa.gov.au

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