Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Lotterywest grant to help Bunbury's King Cottage Museum

A GRANT of $23,734 will help Bunbury’s King Cottage Museum install new signage to attract visitors and help tell the stories of the past.

Bunbury MLA John Castrilli officially presented the Lotterywest grant to the City of Bunbury and the museum on Friday. 

Accepted by Bunbury Historical Society president Jennifer Lee, the grant will be used to create new signage at the entry to the Forrest Avenue site, and update the interpretive panels within the museum.

Mrs Lee said King Cottage was built in the early 1880s by Henry King and was occupied for four generations by the King family until the 1920s.

“Congratulations to everyone from the Historical Society for the part they play in preserving and safeguarding our history, so that we and future generations can appreciate and learn from it,” Mr Castrilli said.

“As well as being a museum, King Cottage serves as a prime example of a late 19th century working-class family home.

“It is a showcase of history, and a part of history itself.”



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