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Upper Clarence Historical Society Pioneer Cottage and Bicentennial Museum

Location
Urben St, Urbenville NSW 2475
Postal address
Urben St, Urbenville NSW 2475
Opening hours
Sun 2pm-4.30pm; Closed first Sun of the month


The Upper Clarence Historical Society was established to collect and record the history of the region and to provide a resource of knowledge, ideas, stories and memories of its early settlers.

The Upper Clarence Historical Precinct contains two buildings: a pioneer cottage and the bicentennial museum. The cottage of Cuthbert and Mary Lamb was constructed of local timbers at Legume in 1892 and was moved to its present site in Urbenville in 1977. In 1980 (in time for the cottage’s centenary celebrations in 1982) its separate kitchen building was also brought to the site. The cottage buildings display a collection of early pioneer local domestic life and memorials of local World War I servicemen.

The Bicentennial Museum houses collections reflecting the region’s gold mining, timber and dairy industries as well as the social history of the local communities. The historical society is currently researching the significance of the collections in order to better display the objects and their local stories.

The Society is looking forward to celebrating the centenary of Urbenville in 2012 and also the 120th birthday of the Pioneer Cottage.

 

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