Museum gets lift with govt grant

Laura O’Brien, of the Port of Yamba Historical Society.
Laura O’Brien, of the Port of Yamba Historical Society.

ALMOST all volunteer organisations will tell you how they get by on a shoestring budget and a handful of helpers.

Volunteers at Yamba Museum got some good news this week, however, with news a helping hand was on the way.

Port of Yamba Historical Society vice-president Laura O'Brien said the museum had secured a $700 State Government grant to help store some of their important artefacts.

This funding will allow the museum to purchase archival storage boxes and tissue paper to store a collection of matted surfing photographs and First World War service records.

"The money's going to be used to help us archive a lot of our memories," Ms O'Brien said.

"This grant has enhanced our profit from the last exhibition and defrayed the costs of it and that's really important to us.

"We're a volunteer organisation and most of our money comes from the fundraising efforts of our volunteers."

Clarence MP Chris Gulaptis said the Yamba Museum was one of 13 volunteer museums from across the state to share a total of $14,050 from Arts NSW, through the Volunteer Initiated Museums Grants Program.

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