Be sure to put this date in your Calendar. On Sunday the 23rd of October 2016, the Logan City Museum will be hosting the Kingston Butter Factory Heritage Fair. It will be a fun filled day for the whole family. See vintage machinery displays in operation and a huge display of beautifully restored and loved vintage cars. Food and drinks available and lots of stalls of all types. Ongoing Entertainment throughout the day. Best of all it’s all FREE. SEE YOU THERE.

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Posted: September 16, 2014 in Collection Online

24th Anniversary of the Opening of the Logan City Museum

On Wednesday the 19th of November, the Museum celebrated its 24th Anniversary by hosting a morning tea for Museum members, past members, friends and sponsors of the Museum and Logan City Councillors and the Logan Mayor. As well we had representatives from the Queensland Parliament and Federal Government in attendance.

During the morning, guests had the opportunity to view and tour the Museum and exhibits and to chat with members. During morning tea we took the opportunity to thank our sponsors and to thank our politicians for their past support and we are looking forward to  their continued cooperation and support.

We would like to thank the Bendigo Bank (and in particular Mr Matthew Harris, the Branch Manager of the Bendigo Bank at Marsden) for their kind donation towards covering the costs associated with hosting and catering the morning tea.

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Matthew Harris and other representatives of the Bendigo Bank and local State Member, Desley Scott, viewing some of the Museum's displays.

Matthew Harris and other representatives of the Bendigo Bank and local State Member, Desley Scott, viewing some of the Museum’s displays.

Whilst we had such a gathering we also took the opportunity to award one of our long serving volunteers with Life Membership. Graham Filkins, our Curator, was presented with this award by Logan City Mayor, Pam Parker and our Patron, Logan City Councillor, Graham Able. (Please visit our “Members In Action” page to view photos of Graham receiving this richly deserved award.)

Attached are some photos of the event.

The Logan City Mayor, Pam Parker and some of the members of the Museum pictured at the morning tea.

The Logan City Mayor, Pam Parker and some of the members of the Museum pictured at the morning tea.

Our Patron: Councillor Graham Able with Logan City mayor Pam Parker with the bouquet of flowers that the Museum presented to her.

Our Patron: Councillor Graham Able with Logan City mayor Pam Parker with the bouquet of flowers that the Museum presented to her.

Our Birthday cake.

Our Birthday cake.

David Amiet (President of the Logan City Museum) assisted by Mayor Pam Parker and our Patron Councillor Graham Able cutting the cake.

David Amiet (President of the Logan City Museum) assisted by Mayor Pam Parker and our Patron Councillor Graham Able cutting the cake.

Now that recent renovations have been completed at the Museum and everything has been re-established we hope that members of the general public will take the opportunity to come and visit the Museum and enjoy the upgraded displays.

We are now looking forward to planning and preparing to celebrate our next major milestone next year. November 2015 will mark our 25th Anniversary. Details of the event will be publicized on this site when they become available.

Temporary Closure of Museum

From Monday the 27th of October through to Friday the 31st October, the Museum will be closed to the General Public as renovations are taking place during this time. It is anticipated that the Museum will reopen on Monday the 3rd of November.

The work being undertaken is to rectify the entry ramp for disabled access in order to comply with Workplace Health and Safety requirements and to make access for all visitors safer and easier. In addition replacement floor coverings to part of the Museum are being installed.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause but it is vital that we make the Museum safely accessible for all.

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Renovation work commencing at the entrance to the Museum with the old floor covering being removed and the old access ramp about to be readjusted.

After Completion

As you can see from the above photos, the construction of the new disability access ramp caused a great deal of disruption to the museum. The construction work necessitated the removal of a lot of our display cabinets and historical items and created quite a bit of dust and waste that meant that a lot of cleaning and rearranging had to be done after all the work had been completed. As well new lino and railings were installed to the ramp and the Museum entrance.

Attached are some images that show the final results. We at the Museum are quite happy about the work and the final result and we would like to publicly recognize and thank the Logan City Council for undertaking this project which was  much needed to address a serious workplace health and safety issue.

After all the work was completed and all display items were rearranged and replaced....and after a lot of cleaning!!!

After all the work was completed and all display items were rearranged and replaced….and after a lot of cleaning!!!

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Looking into the Museum from the front entrance with the ramp clearly visible leading into the display area.

Looking into the Museum from the front entrance with the ramp clearly visible leading into the display area.

Focus On Our History Through Dolls

From the months of August through to December 2014, the Logan City Museum is proud to be presenting a special Exhibition highlighting Australia’s Heritage through costumes depicting periods and occupations from 1788 to 1988. This part of the Exhibition features the Marjory Fainges collection. Marjory produced this collection, featuring approximately 120 individual dolls which toured Qld as part of Australia’s Bicentennial Celebrations held in 1988. We are fortunate that Marjory has kindly donated this collection to the Logan City Museum so that they can be preserved and enjoyed by future generations.

Left to Right: Lea (Museum Volunteer; Lyn Ryan (Museum Public Relations and Promotions Officer and Marjory Fainges. On Saturday 30th August< Marjory and her husband visited the Logan City Museum to see the Exhibition of her Dolls.

Left to Right: Lea (Museum Volunteer); Lyn Ryan (Museum Public Relations and Promotions Officer) and Marjory Fainges. On Saturday 30th August< Marjory and her husband visited the Logan City Museum to see the Exhibition of her Dolls.

Some of the large selection of Heritage Dolls from the Marjory Fainges Collection.

Some of the large selection of Heritage Dolls from the Marjory Fainges Collection.

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In addition, the Museum also has on display a wonderful collection of 40 dolls from India, featuring regional costumes and mythical gods. This collection comes from Shankur’s International Doll Museum located in Mumbai and has been donated to the Museum.
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To complete our Doll Exhibition the Museum is fortunate to have a display of international dolls from Lyn Ryan’s private collection. The dolls on display represent all the nations that were involved in WW1 and are a tribute to her grandparents.

A selection of some of the Lyn Ryan International Doll Collection.

A selection of some of the Lyn Ryan International Doll Collection.

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In addition to all the above wonderful dolls, a local society ,the Zirconia Club, contacted us and offered to put a few of their amazing hand crafted dolls made from recycled materials on display. We are pleased to be able to allow our visitors the opportunity to see a sample of these great dolls.

The Couch Potatoes. Mum and Dad sitting at home in the Lounge Room, relaxing.

The Couch Potatoes. Mum and Dad sitting at home in the Lounge Room, relaxing.

In all, the Museum has on display over 450 dolls which is the largest doll display seen in Brisbane since 1999.

Please visit and view and enjoy this wonderful collection.

NEWSFLASH

Please peruse the attached Newspaper article about our Dolls Exhibition which was published in the Albert and Logan News on Thursday September 18 2014 page 34

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The Logan City Historical Museum, located at the old Kingston Butter Factory, has a variety of butter making machinery and complete cream records dating from the factory’s beginnings – dated back in 1907. As well, there are photographs of the Kingston Gold Mine and the WWII airfields established around the Logan area. Historical and personal memorabilia illuminating the lives of Logan’s inhabitants can be found at the museum, dating back over one and a half centuries.

This blog is dedicated to creating an online display of the museum’s historic collection available to the public, thus sharing the past of the Logan area to even more people.

To explore our Website, simply move your mouse across the headings that appear above. To select, left click and view the page contents.

ENJOY.

How to Contact us at the Logan City Historical Museum:

By phone: 07 3208 3943

By email: lchms@bigpond.com

In person: Kingston Butter Factory, Milky Way, Kingston. QLD. 4114 – between 10:00am and 4:30pm daily (except for Christmas, Good Friday and ANZAC day).

Entry: Gold Coin per person.

Can’t find us? – Click here for our Google Maps location.

Or leave the team a comment on the blog!

A Blog is like a microscope – it can be used to learn more about stuff by looking at it closely, but you can’t ever see the whole of the thing you’re examining. A Blog is in essence this vast nebulous cloud of data – much more than can be seen at one time on a screen. So like a microscope there’s several different lenses that you can use to do your examining. The home page lens is focussed on whatever has most recently been added to the cloud of data. Plus it will always show some fixed items (the design template and navigation links) visible on every page. Which is similar to the way you can always find the magnification selector on a microscope, no matter what’s showing up in the field of vision. Some of the other lenses in the blog related to the way the data is stored, such as “archive” to search by the date items were added, and by “tags” and “categories” to help you hunt for stuff when you know broadly what you’re looking for. In the microscope allegory that’s a bit like knowing that you need to select say 150X  in order to count the number of hairs on an insect’s foot.

Aside  —  Posted: May 3, 2011 in Collection Online