Supplied by Joan Jenkin and printed by Morrinsville News in Issue 11, 25 June 2015
Children from Morrinsville Intermediate, Kiwitahi, Springdale, St Joseph’s and David Street schools had their treasures on show in the Morrinsville Museum over the past two weeks.
The almost 100 articles were an eclectic mix from soft toys, ornaments, pictures/photos, two stones a WW2 soldier had in his top pocket that were hit by a bullet, an engraved glass rolling pin depicting the owner’s journey from England to New Zealand, a family christening mug and a photo of the child’s tonsils!
Each exhibit had a short history of the article, and this made for very interesting reading. Visitors who saw this collection were amazed at the variety on show and the stories with them.
Last week 50 extremely well behaved and curious students from Springdale School with a dozen parents visited the museum to see their treasures on display and look at the other museum exhibitions.
The 1873 McDonald cottage with the Victorian clothing and household appliances raised. many questions and comments that they were very pleased they didn’t have to wear the clothes or sleep in the hard beds.
The older girls and boys were interested in the WW1 area of remembrance the museum is running and that on the centenary of a soldier’s death we display his photo, a named cross, a photo of his burial place and a short history of him.
This will continue until 11th November 2018. The treasures on show from June 16 until June 25 are from Tatuanui, Tauhei Combined and Motumaoho. It is well worth a visit to the museum and, if you have a spare 24 minutes, you should watch our film on dairying in our area `The Green Circle’.
Visitors and museum members from near and far want a copy of this film but the only place it will be shown is the Morrinsville Museum!