Our Members in Action

Newspaper Article from the “Jimboomba Times”

Wednesday, November 26 November 2014 Page 12

Lyn Ryan with her Doll Display at the Logan City Museum.

Lyn Ryan with her Doll Display at the Logan City Museum.

Our Volunteers Hard at Work

In the lead up to our 24th Anniversary Celebrations a lot of work was undertaken by our busy little band of hard working volunteers as we worked hard at getting the Museum back in to its normal state after all the disruptions caused by the building and installation of the new disabled access ramp, railings and new floor coverings. The renovations necessitated the moving and taking down a number of our exhibits and displays. As well repairs and painting tasks needed to be done, lots of moving and reorganizing of displays and of course, a massive clean up. Thanks to everybody for all their hard work.

If you would like to assist as a volunteer at the Museum and join in the activities of our happy crew, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Graham hard at work repainting.

Graham hard at work repainting.

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Lea painting all those awkward and hard to get at fiddly bits.

Malcolm and Lea cleaning and painting around the historic steam pipes and whistle from the original Kingston Butter Factory.

Malcolm and Lea cleaning and painting around the historic steam pipes and whistle from the original Kingston Butter Factory.

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Warren and Malcolm hard at work.

Malcolm and Warren: our heavy lifting team??

Malcolm and Warren: our heavy lifting team??

Life Membership Awarded to Graham Filkins

At our 24th Anniversary Celebrations held on the 19th November our Curator, Graham Filkins was awarded with a richly deserved and highly acclaimed Life Membership. Graham is the backbone of the Museum and has selflessly devoted many years of service and countless hours of dedicated and devoted work to the Museum. He has been a past President of the Museum and a long time Executive Member and has been the Curator for many years and without his hard work the Museum would not be the place it is today.

The Museum congratulates and acknowledges Graham with awarding him with Life Membership. He joins Lawrie Strange as only the second person to be given this award.

Graham with his Life Membership Award with David Amiet (President of the Logan City Museum) and Logan City Mayor Pam Parker.

Graham with his Life Membership Award with David Amiet (President of the Logan City Museum) and Logan City Mayor Pam Parker.

Graham being presented with his Life Membership Certificate with David Amiet, Mayor Pam Parker and our Patron, Councillor Graham Able.

Graham being presented with his Life Membership Certificate with David Amiet, Mayor Pam Parker and our Patron, Councillor Graham Able.

Our two life Members: Graham Filkins and Lawrie Strange.

Our two life Members: Graham Filkins and Lawrie Strange.

After receiving his Life Membership, Graham celebrated with a few drinks and had to be wheeled home!!!!! (All untrue but it is a fun photo!!!)

After receiving his Life Membership, Graham celebrated with a few drinks and had to be wheeled home!!!!!
(All untrue but it is a fun photo!!!)

 

Helen inviting guests at our 24th Birthday Morning Tea to come and have something to eat.

Helen inviting guests at our 24th Birthday Morning Tea to come and have something to eat.

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Best Buds!!!!……David and Lea at the 24th Birthday Morning Tea.

Ian looking at proceedings at our 24th Birthday Morning Tea.

Ian looking at proceedings at our 24th Birthday Morning Tea.

Introducing the President of the Logan City Museum for 2014-2015

David Amiet is the current President of the Logan City Museum and as you can see in the attached photo, it’s a tough job at the top !!….but somebody’s got to do it!! As you can see he is hard at work, exercising all his Presidential skills ??

David Amiet

Museum Member Honoured with Queensland Award

The office of Desley Scott (The Member of the Qld Parliament representing Woodridge) recently issued a pamphlet which highlighted various Logan City individuals who had been nominated for and received Qld Day Awards. We at the Museum were delighted to learn that our past President and Member, Bernie Lopez received a Volunteer Award which recognizes his long term contributions and volunteering efforts in Logan City.

From everybody at the Museum, we extend our congratulations to you Bernie and thank you for all your efforts and support of the Logan City Museum.

Bernie Qld day Award

We are fortunate to have a great team of dedicated volunteers who provide a great range of services and skills to help with all the varied jobs that are necessary to keep our Museum up to date and current. Jobs that have to be done on a regular and ongoing basis include: cleaning and polishing glass for all the display cabinets, setting up and organizing various displays on an ongoing basis, preservation and restoration work, record keeping and collections research, guiding visitors through the museum, writing letters and looking after our correspondence, public relations, promotions and media work, fundraising and taking care of our finances. If you would be interested in joining our happy band and have a few hours spare, we would love to hear from you. Just visit the Home Page to find our contact details. We look forward to hearing from you.

Pictured here is Lea, one of our newest and most enthusiastic members. Lea loves to sew and has already made a number of period outfits for use in our displays.

Lea proudly showing off our recreation of a typical kitchen of bygone times.

Lea proudly showing off our recreation of a typical kitchen of bygone times.

The Museum has been very fortunate to have acquired two new members recently who have proved to be an invaluable addition to our volunteer staff. Husband and wife team, Helen and Ian Turner have really inspired us and are both driving a revamping program at the Museum. Both Helen and Ian have put their hands up and have taken on the positions of Secretary and Treasurer of our Society for the 2014-2015 period. Ian has proven his worth as one of our team of restoration and repair experts and is very able in organizing the storage of all our items in a tidy and easily accessible format. Helen has shown her capable skills as an organizer and is very active in looking for and applying for funding and grant opportunities.

Ian hard at work on restoring and repairing an old wrapping paper deispenser that was a common sight in old grocery and department stores in times past.

Ian hard at work on restoring and repairing an old wrapping paper dispenser that was a common sight in old grocery and department stores in times past.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Helen seen here working on typing up the Minutes of our previous General Meeting.

Helen seen here working on typing up the Minutes of our previous General Meeting.

Warren Pettigrew and Arthur Pengelly are also active members of the Museum who volunteer their time to assist in the running and general maintenance of the Museum. Warren is a general handyman who has excellent skills in framing and glass cutting and is always a willing and enthusiastic worker. Arthur joined our Society when we forged links with the Logan Philatelic Society a few years ago and is always on hand when we have building and restoration projects on the go. Arthur also provides the Museum with relevant and interesting philatelic items that compliment any displays or exhibitions that we are preparing.

Warren (at left) and Arthur busy working on the new floor which were part of the renovations to the Museum display area which were completed recently.

Warren (at left) and Arthur busy working on the new floor which were part of the renovations to the Museum display area which were completed recently.

One of our original volunteer members is Graham Filkins. Graham is a treasure house of information and knowledge about not only the history of Logan but about every object and item in the Museum. Graham is the backbone of the Museum and has devoted countless hours to the Museum and his contributions have been vital to both the continuation and development of the Museum.

This is our dedicated and hard working Curator, Graham Filkins, on a typical day at the Museum. Here he is pictured doing some of his best work !!!

This is our dedicated and hard working Curator, Graham Filkins, on a typical day at the Museum. Here he is pictured doing some of his best work !!!

Therese Hodgson is another long time volunteer and if you visit the Museum on any Sunday, you will find Therese talking to visitors (in many different languages) and showing visitors through our exhibits and displays.

Therese Hodgson, Di and Graham Filkins and Warren Pettigrew at the Official Reopening Event of the Logan City Museum at the completion of renovation work.

Therese Hodgson, Di and Graham Filkins and Warren Pettigrew at the Official Reopening Event of the Logan City Museum at the completion of renovation work.

Malcolm Roach is another recent addition to our volunteer ranks. Malcolm is invaluable as he is great at all the moving and heavy lifting jobs that seem to be a constant at the Museum. Malcolm also has an amazing penmanship ability and produces unique and quality signs for us. He is also a specialist in cleaning and restoring brass items and is a terrific general handyman….he can turn his hand to almost any task that comes up. Malcolm’s motto is: “If it needs restoration, we’ll gurney it!!”

Malcolm stands behind the counter he constructed which is part of our Post Office display.

Malcolm stands behind the counter he constructed which is part of our Post Office display.

Lindsay is the caretaker at the Logan City Community Centre (better known as the old Kingston Butter Factory) which is where the Logan City Museum is located. and he is always an invaluable friend and helper to the Museum. We always value his helpful advice and assistance.

Malcolm and Lindsay all scrubbed up in their best gear. They don't normally look this good!!

Malcolm and Lindsay all scrubbed up in their best gear. They don’t normally look this good!!

Here at the Logan City Historical Museum, we’ve got a pretty active volunteer team! Every month we change around our displays, putting in new objects, or moving things around so we can place even more of our great memorabilia on show. Many of our displays focus on a central theme eg Celebrating our ANZACS in March and April, or Logan and Water during Heritage Week in May. Other special exhibits occur throughout the year eg History of Education in Logan and Dolls, Toys and Games of Yesteryear. Just watch the website for notices of forthcoming events.

A lot of preparation goes into our displays, the team here thoroughly enjoy their work, researching and organizing the displays and preparing and obtaining items to include in our exhibits. We also manage to have quite a few laughs in the process !!

We are always on the lookout for new members to volunteer (whatever amount of time they can afford) to help with our varied tasks and daily activities. Pursue any activities that suit your interests eg researching the history of our collection, cataloguing, filing and organizing the records and database of our collection, welcoming visitors to the museum, recording oral histories of local identities, photographing, preserving and storing items or perhaps just lending a helping hand wherever it’s needed.

If you might be interested just contact us and we will be happy to assist.

(All contact details are listed on the About Page)

Snapshots of our Members In Action

Let us introduce you to a few of our members:

Graham is our hard working Curator and the real backbone of our Society. Here he is with our new member Georgia at the Ipswich Railway Workshops Museum when they attended a Seminar on Museum Marking and Tagging/Labeling Objects and Interpreting objects to engage visitors.

Graham and Georgina

Members, David and Georgia couldn’t resist a play on the kids train.

Our Presesident for 2010-2011 is Doug and here he is enjoying a relaxing and therapeutic massage from member Kathy at her stall at the Heritage Collectors Fair 2011.

Just a little bit to the right….ahhhh heaven!!!

Wendy really loves her Camel !!

Logan and Albert Newspaper Photoshoot. On Wednesday the 8th June, Derek from the local newspaper visited the Museum to collect information and some photographs for an upcoming article relating to our extensive collection of records from the Kingston Butter Factory.

Derek from the Logan and Albert News organizing Laura prior to taking photos relating to the Kingston Butter Factory Records.

Resulting Photo and Article from the Albert & Logan News Wednesday June 15 2011

Laura Amiet reading the 1936 Cream Registry of the Kingston Butter Factory

August 2011

Trixie and a representative from the Logan Philatelic Society showing a reporter from the local newspaper our display on Birds on the 9th August 2011.

Our friends from the Merchant Marine busily setting up their Maritime Display August 2011.

David Amiet; Norm Dean (President of the Redlands Museum and ex POW) and Mic Noble. December 2011.

Barry White and Desly Scott (MHR and State Member for Woodridge) at the Official Opening of the POW Exhibition 2nd Feb 2012.

Pam Parker (Mayor of Logan City); Mic Noble; soldiers from Enoggera barracks and ex POW’s 2nd Feb 2012.

 

Caitlin Noble, one of our Junior Museum members, enjoying lunch at the Official Opening of the POW Exhibition, Feb 2nd 2012.

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