Wednesday 6th June
Queensland Day is on June 6th and we are having a special day to celebrate at the Museum.  Gates open at 10.00am.
Morning Tea can be purchased:  home- made pikelets and scones with more home- made jams and real cream whipped to spread on them as well as Tea or Coffee. 
At 11.00am Samford State School Choir will give their only public performance for the year outside of the school.  Also we will have our resident Bush Poet and Larrikin, Ray Lind;  a Ukelele Group from Wynnum;  and, at 1.15pm a sing-a-long with Phil and Jenny Luke – returning by popular demand.  Family Research facilities will be available.  There will be Museum volunteers in Period Costume to help show visitors around and answer questions.
The whole Museum is open.  Come and see how good we are looking.  A lot of old machines have been painted to look like new again, along with new and more descriptive signage slowly replacing the old. 
Other News from us:
We have just finished restoring a beautiful Sulky made by “Plunknetts” of Chermside who won prizes at the Zillmere show over a 100 years ago for their Sulkies.  Currently we have an old horse drawn Butchers Cart being restored.  We need new wagon wheels for this one – Can you help please?
Many of you will have seen the old side entry Wooden Rail Carriage that is now residing over the road from the Museum, courtesy of Venn of the Flying Nun and Sapote Hair.  Venn has been very generous and donated the Seats out of the Carriage to the Museum.  A lot of the seats (old Red Ones) are surplus to our requirements and we will be selling them to raise money for the Museum.  The Carriage No. is 1297 for those interested.  I can be contacted at the Museum on Wednesdays, or please phone me on 3289 4646, to view the seats if you are interested.
Geoff Harris
Samford Museum.

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