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Lawrie Strange

Above: Lawrie Strange in a promotional photograph taken at the Logan City Museum.

The members of the Logan City Museum were saddened to learn of the passing of Lawrence “Lawrie” Strange recently. Lawrie was instrumental in the establishment of the Logan City Museum and was our inaugural President and served and promoted the Museum right up until the time that ill health prevented him from continuing in this role. In his position as the Executive Officer of the Australian Bicentennial Authority (Queensland Division) Lawrie was the architect behind gaining funds for the renovation of the Kingston Butter Factory and its refurbishment and re-purposing as a Community Centre. This was made possible with the support of the Logan City Council and the building can today be seen as a lasting legacy to Lawrie’s efforts and passion.Lawrie’s contributions to the Logan City Museum were recognized when he was awarded the first Life Membership of the Society.

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Lawrie’s contribution to his local and statewide community were recognized on the 12th June 1989 when it was announced that he had been awarded the Medal of the Order Of Australia for his services to the community, particularly through the Australian Bicentennial Celebrations.

 

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Lawrie’s funeral arrangements are outlined below. The Logan City Museum passes on their sincere condolences to his wife Pam and all the members of his family.

Lawrie will be sadly missed but he has left an enduring legacy at the Museum and will always be remembered with respect and affection.

 

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August 16th 2017 saw the 40th Anniversary of the death of the rock and roll legend Elvis Aaron Presley. On this date if Elvis was still alive he would now be 82 years old !!! The Logan City Museum has put together a small display of Elvis memorabilia as a way of showing our tribute to one of the true legends and icon of the music industry.

If you get the chance come down to the Museum and check out this display as well as all the other interesting items on display at the Logan City Museum. We hope to see you soon.

Our new Museum cabinet fitted out with a new display related to the Scouting movement.

Delicate unloading operation of our new cabinet.

In July 2017, the Museum was able to acquire a lovely, large walk around display cabinet. The case once belonged to the Mt Gravatt library and after it was found to be surplus to their requirements , the Museum was fortunate enough to acquire it. Delivering it to the Museum was a fairly mammoth task and manhandling into its present location within the Museum was also a rather daunting and back breaking exercise….but after a lot of sweat and tears it was finally positioned. It is a valuable addition to the Museum and will enhance our display capability.

Work commencing on assembling the new mezzanine floor.

Installing the steps to the new mezzanine floor.

In July the Museum was fortunate enough to be able to embark on a building project to add additional storage space to the office and work area of the Museum. Thanks to funding gained from a successful submission to the Community Gambling Fund, the Museum has been able to incorporate a new mezzanine floor in the afor mentioned space. This is a godsend to the Museum as it more than doubles our available storage area for our extensive collection of exhibition and collection related material.

2017 – Museum Renovations

Posted: February 13, 2017 in Collection Online

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The new carpets have been laid, come on down and see for yourself, new look and feel to match the start of a brand new year – all welcome.

 

2017 Local Legends

Posted: February 1, 2017 in Collection Online

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Graham Filkins has been with the Logan City Historical Museum since it opened its doors in 1990
It’s impossible to work out just how many volunteer hours Graham has put in to help preserve and share the story of our local area and that’s why he was recognised as a Local Legend at our awards ceremony held on the 23rd January 2017. Congratulations, Graham!

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Congratulations to the other 73 Local Legends whose contribution to our community was also celebrated on this day

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Jim Chalmers – an absolute privilege spending time on the 23rd with so many selfless people in our community and recognising them as 2017 Local Legends who are always willing to offer their time, skills, energy and enthusiasm to help others in our community.

Proud to acknowledge and celebrate this year’s Local Legends, who have all helped make ours a community which looks out for each other and looks after each other

 

Welcome to 2017

Posted: January 23, 2017 in Collection Online

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Welcome back! We hope you all had a great Holiday Season and a wonderful New Year

The holiday season is now behind us and we hope everyone had a lovely festive season and are ready for 2017

We wish you, your family and your friends a safe and happy year and we look forward to another successful year

Museum Official Re-Opening 7th February 2017