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Volunteer at Emerald Museum!

Published: 7 June 2021

Community members are invited to join the Emerald Museum committee.

Emerald Museum is a Cardinia Shire Council facility located within Nobelius Heritage Park, 5 Crichton Road, Emerald. Both the park and museum are cared for by a committee, which holds a biennial general meeting to elect members. 

Emerald Museum is full of fascinating items and records from Emerald and the surrounding district.  

Managed by volunteers, the museum features more than 3000 artefacts including household items, photographs, agricultural machinery and documents. 

During 2020, upgrade works undertaken at the museum included the repainting of the internal exhibition space, kitchen upgrades and new blinds were installed over the skylights. 

Cardinia Shire Mayor Councillor Brett Owen encouraged community members to put their hand up and join the committee. 

“The Community Asset Committee and team of volunteers do a fantastic job collecting and cataloguing the many artefacts that make up its valuable collection of local history,” Cr Owen said.  

“If you love local history, enjoy meeting new people, and giving back to your community, then come along to learn more about the Emerald Museum, Nobelius Heritage Park and the committee.” 

Expected requirements of committee members include: 

  • attending regular committee meetings (once a month) 
  • participating in a rotating roster during museum open hours. 

The Emerald Museum Biennial Committee meeting will be held at 7pm on Thursday 15 July. Please note that this meeting is subject to any COVID-19 restrictions that may be in force at the time.

The purpose of the meeting is to nominate the Community Asset Committee for the Nobelius Heritage Park and Emerald Museum for a term of two years. All positions will be declared open and nominations will be accepted prior to, or on the night. 

For more information, visit www.emeraldmuseum.org.au