Yass and District Historical Museum

Overview

Since its formation in 1961, the Society has been actively collecting objects of historical interest related to Yass and the district. The museum was officially opened in its present location in…

Since its formation in 1961, the Society has been actively collecting objects of historical interest related to Yass and the district. The museum was officially opened in its present location in December 1988 after extensive refurbishments were made to a former garage over a period of five years.

The Yass and District Museum features a temporary exhibition of Movers & Shakers of Yass. In all communities, there are exceptional individuals that stand out as leaders and pioneers though perhaps not recognised as such in their lifetimes.
The Yass Valley residents profiled in this exhibition are representative of those who made a difference to the lives of others whether it be locally, nationally, or further afield. None started life from a position of wealth and privilege, and many were impacted by wars - either in the field or on the home front.
Health care and education are fundamental to any society as is good governance and cultural pursuits, all of which are abundantly evident in the profiles featured. This exhibition is based on objects in our collections that have been used to give a window into the lives of these locals. There is plenty to see!

The museum is conveniently located just two doors from the Yass Valley Information Centre and adjoining Coronation Park with its playground and toilet facilities.

Disabled access available, contact operator for details.

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