Stawell Historical Society presented with $3527 grant

Happy times at the Stawell Historical Society for Kate Van Dyke, Gary Whithers, Dorthy Brumby, June Radford, Greg Robson and Ripon MP Louise Staley. Picture: Peter Pickering
Happy times at the Stawell Historical Society for Kate Van Dyke, Gary Whithers, Dorthy Brumby, June Radford, Greg Robson and Ripon MP Louise Staley. Picture: Peter Pickering

Ripon MP Louise Staley visited the Stawell Historical Society to present the research group with their $3527 grant on Friday. 

The funding is a part of the state government’s Local History Grants Program.

Stawell Historical Society president Dorothy Brumby said the money would go towards a number of glass display cabinets.

“We often apply for grants, but quite often you don’t get them and that’s the best part because this time we have been lucky to get this,” she said.

“We want a table top glass cabinet – one that you can walk around, it’s lockable and important for displaying really fragile items.

“Some years we don’t get anything and some we do, so it is just a matter of the draw.

“When we do research we ask for a donation and small amount –  that keeps us going – we are self-sufficient that way, but when we want something special it is good to get a grant and it helps us build on our collection.” 

Up to 53 community groups shared in $345,000 worth of local history grants across Victoria.