Monday afternoon was an exciting one at the Forbes museum.
The lift that will open up the top floor of the historic Cross Street building was delivered and set in place.
Thanks to a $64,000 grant from the NSW Government, the lift is being installed on the outside of the former Osborne Hall, built in 1878.
There’s still plenty of work to occur, but long-term the opening up of the upstairs area will allow many more of the museum’s collections to be better displayed and explained.
The museum has many exhibits, once common household items, that now need photos and stories explaining how they were used.
It is also home to an extensive machinery exhibit including a restored and working Ivel tractor and a German gun taken in World War II.
Their Forbes Medal winning World War I history project remains open at least until the centenary anniversary of Armistice Day in November this year.
Forbes and District Historical Society’s museum is open 2-4pm daily.
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