Stratford Historical Society and Museum

News from the Stratford Historical Society and Museum, in Stratford, Gippsland, Victoria. We are open Tuesdays from 10am to 3pm, and the fourth Sunday of the month from 2pm to 4pm. Our postal address is P.O. Box 145, Stratford, 3862.

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Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Two New Exhibitions


We have two new exhibitions ready for visitors. 

The first is "Christening Gowns and More (Inspired by the Birth of Prince George)". We have three christening gowns in our own collection, plus a petticoat for one, and assorted bonnets and bootees. Augmented with some stunning modern silk knitting according to patterns of  about 1912, our very own baptismal font, and items on loan, we have an exhibition "Fit for a Prince".


The second exhibition is a wide ranging look at our collection to see how people were "Keeping Warm in Winter." Items range from the coat made from a blanket in the 1940s, when fabric rationing was in force, through our range of early heaters to a number of hand-knitted blankets and other personal apparel.

Both exhibitions will remain in place until December. Our one of early lamps and lighting be remaining for a short time longer as well.

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