|Winton District Historical Society and Museum|
|Open Night at the Winton District Historical Society and Museum|
When: Tuesday 18 May 2010, 5pm-7.30pm
Where: 50 Elderslie St, Winton
Cost: Adults $19, Concession $16.50, Children $8, Family $42
Further information: www.matildacentre.com.au
Above: Jeffery Quad Truck. Photograph L. Murphy.
Join the celebrations of Museums Alight! 2010 by visiting the Winton District Historical Society and Museum on Tuesday 18 May between 5pm-7.30pm, when they will specially open their doors to the public, outside of normal trading hours. Take a look at their historical displays and learn about the history of the region.
The Jeffrey Quad was one of the most unusual and versatile motor vehicles ever built. “It drives, steers and brakes on all four wheels”, was the fitting slogan for the Quad, which in 1918 was the largest selling truck in the world During World War I many Quad Trucks were converted into ambulances and saw front line service.
|Did you know...|
Did you know that Museum has been operating since 1972? What started off as a small collection has now turned into a widely varied, well-known collection of artefacts.
Did you know that at the back of the Museum there are sheds and buildings that display old vehicles, tools and equipment from the past that are used for transport, cooking, shearing, droving, communication, photography, medical, and a bottle collection?
Above: 1/4 Class Steam Locomotive. Photograph L. Murphy.
Winton District Historical Society and Museum
Address: 50 Elderslie St, Winton
Phone: 07 4657 1886
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 9am-3pm
Admission Cost: Adults $19, Concession $16.50, Children $8,