Historical Society Bacchus Marsh & District
A workshop designed to improve your skills in interpretation
Revealing the stories of your collections.
Where: Lerderderg Library
215 Main Street Bacchus Marsh, 3340
When Monday 18th March, 2013 (9:30am to 4:00pm) One day only
Bookings close Sunday 17th March 2013 at 5:30pm
Designed to improve skills in interpretation, this training workshop offer tips and ideas to engage visitors in museum objects.
Topics include: principles of heritage interpretation, making connections with audiences and use of media.
Learn techniques to help impart the messages you want to share. Enhance your visitors' experience through meaningful and provocative interpretation of your collection and you will connect them to your region's heritage forever!
Through activities in this workshop, you will have the opportunity to contribute ideas and knowledge of your area and collection to the development of Public Record Office Victoria's touring exhibition, 'What's in a Name'. This exhibition is about how land has been lost, lived in, named, bought, sold and altered in Victoria. The naming of places in Victoria is a story about our relationship to land. Through looking at how and why places are named, or renamed, we can explore the changing relationship Victorians have had, and continue to have, to land and country.
Bio of workshop facilitator:
Pam Enting is a director of Spellbound Interpretation which specialises in interpretation planning, design and implementation. Pam has a graduate diploma in natural and cultural heritage interpretation and a teaching qualification. She has taught Heritage Interpretation at university, TAFE and professional development level. Major interpretation planning projects include The Golden Pipeline, WA, the Collingwood Children's Farm, Warrnambool's Lady Bay, Cape Otway Lightstation and Buchan Caves Visitor Centre. Between 2006 and 2010 Pam was Heritage Victoria's Outreach Co-ordinator, responsible for the development of Victoria's Framework of Historical Themes and the Community Collections Conservation Support Pilot Project in South West Victoria.
Local and Family History has become a huge industry in many parts of the world including Australia.
The Bacchus Marsh & District Historical Society Inc is part of that industry.
Enquiries come from all over Australia and some from overseas for information about descendants of our pioneering families and the part they played in developing the community we enjoy today.
Our members are creating indexes for births, deaths and marriages and newspaper articles so information can be accessed much more quickly in digitised form.
We are the keepers of historical records, maps, parchments, diaries and photographs and we are gatherers of information of historical significance to keep on record for future generations so our history is preserved for Bacchus Marsh and the surrounding areas.
We assist children seeking information on local history and have files prepared for presentations on subjects for students in our local schools.
We have published books about the area, including The Bacchus Story; Bacchus Marsh a Pictorial Chronicle; The Early History of Bacchus Marsh Schools; Bacchus Marsh & The Boer War & The Bacchus Marsh Heritage Guide.
We have prepared and participated in many historical displays for community events and have been very successful during the last few years winning awards with our displays at the Central Highlands Historical Society expos.
We are a non-profit volunteer organisation of more than 60 members, here to support and supply information to the public. We are not professionals, just local people interested in the preservation of history for future generations.
All in all Historical Society members have the local community at heart, interested in the preservation of history for future generations and ready to assist any person with the history of this town and with family history. All enquiries are welcome.
Historical Society Meetings
The Bacchus Marsh And District Historical Society (Ph. 5367 9336) meets on the last Thursday of the month at 7.30pm in the James Young room, Lerderderg Library, 215 Main Street, Bacchus Marsh.
The Archives are open to the public on Mondays – 1.30pm to 4.00pm & Fridays – 2pm to 4.00pm.
The Archives are closed on Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays except by appointment.