The museum is open
MOST Sunday afternoons from 1pm until 4 pm (depending upon volunteers)
and long week ends in June and October. We welcome inquiries from groups,
and coach companies on other occasions.
Contact Mr. Ken Fleming on 48438122
gate at the entrance to the museum grounds is in memory of Edwin and
Gertrude Johns family who came to Myrtleville in the early 1900’s. Much
of the machinery in the grounds of the museum was left to the society by
their son, the late Aubrey Johns, including a very rare windmill.
Rose garden was commenced in 1998, and contains sixty rose bushes
donated by local families, organizations and members, either given in
memory of people who lived here or as a donation from people still
living and interested in beatifying the grounds.
The roses bound the
“Alders Circle,” this and the bird bath in the centre is in memory of
the pioneering Alders Family. The archway at the entrance of the rose
garden was erected by the Marmont family.
the measurements of distance was changed from imperial to metric.units.
These mile pegs are examples of markers placed along roads. The ones
here marked the miles leading the six roads from Taralga to (1) Goulburn
(2) Crookwell, (3) Golspie, (4) Oberon, (5) Wombeyan caves and (6)
cottage was built as our By-centennial project and was opened on the 2nd
April 1988. The cottage was reconstructed from the original home on the
Big Hill Property formally owned by Mr. Albert Bunter, then Miss Birdie
Ayre and her sister Mrs. Ivy Cordingley.
of the Society dismantled the building and rebuilt it in the grounds of
the Historical Society. It has been furnished in the colonial period as
lived in by early Australian families by items donated to the Society.
The slab dairy has been
built to commemorate the flourishing dairy industry in the era from the
turn of the century until the 1950’s, at one time there were 168 dairy
farms in the Taralga District. The last one to close was the one
belonging to the Blay family at Myrtleville in 1996. This building
contains items related to the dairy industry.