Lambing Flat Folk Museum (Young, NSW)

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The museum is divided into several themed rooms:

Raising the Colours - devoted to the Gold Rush and events which occurred in 1860-61 at Lambing Flat. The historical Roll Up Flag is housed in this room.

Everyday Items of the Past - both household and farm items, from an Autogen Gas Light Machine to a butter churn.

Specialty areas include the display of Dental Equipment, and the Hairdressing display, War Exhibits, Aboriginal Art, Shell display, and beautiful China from the past. There is a large display of textiles to view including Christening and Wedding gowns, and a beaded Flapper Dress from the 1920s. And don't forget the three-legged chook!
The Lambing Flat Folk Museum is run by the Young Historical Society Inc.

The Society was formed in 1958 following a public meeting called by the Mayor of Young, Ald. R.L. Howard, at the request of the Young Municipal Council. The Rev. Brother J.P. O’Malley was elected the Society’s first President and served for one year.


The Society commenced to collect historical material to form the nucleus of a museum. Initially items were displayed in a room at the South West Library.


The Services and Citizens Club purchased the old Presbyterian Church building, on the corner of Lynch and Marina Streets, and made it available to the Society. The official opening was on the 13th November, 1967.


Space became a problem, and when part of the Community Arts Centre became available the Museum transferred there, and is still located there today.



Visitors since 15 April 2013

 

Site built and maintained by Lindsay Swadling