J&DHS aims to preserve and promote the rich history of this area, so our museum was set up to do just that! Manned and run by volunteers, a visit to our Museum is an ideal way to begin your exploration of this historic region.
We display a wide range of photographs, artifacts and stories to bring back to life the pioneering spirit of this region. Of course, prospecting for gold was a large part of life in the mid to late 1800's so our gold mining display is particularly relevant. But you will find stories of pioneering families, farming equipment, transport of the early 20th century, WW1 & WW2 artifcats and much, much more.
We aim to update our indoor displays each year, however this may not always occur. As we are volunteer run it can sometimes be a challenge to change these displays. And there is always building maintenance that we usually try to do over the winter months.
The Museum is open from November through to Easter on weekends and most public holidays (not open on New Years Day or Good Friday). The opening hours are from 11.00am - 3.00pm.
We can open the museum by appointment if you cannot make a weekend visit, or you are visiting through the winter months, or you are a tour group wishing to visit the area. Just phone Marion on 0400 462 127, or Karen on 0452 071 618, or the office on (03) 5777 0690.
Admission charges are $2.50 adult & $1 for children.
Outdoor Display Area
The opening of our out door display, and presentation of Certificates of Appreciation, by Councillor Russell Bate on November 8th 2003 was the culmination of over two years hard work.
We have recently added to this display area with three new outdoor display sheds. These were made by our local blacksmiths, and a large part of the cost was also donated by these men. JDHS thanks you!
We are fortunate to be in a very community minded town. All the assistance we have received in erecting outdoor sheds, displays, fencing etc has been from local volunteers.