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DEC 2018 OVERVIEW
Goodbye 2018 and welcome 2019!!
I thought we should have a look back at 2018 – a year in review!
- Number of Visitors – 6,337 (January to December 2018) 736 from Mercury Bay and wider Coromandel, 3,565 from New Zealand and 2,036 from the World.
- New Exhibits – 5 – pictured below is our new exhibit ‘A Coastal Port’
- Visiting Groups – 9
- New Volunteers – 7
- Volunteer Hours – 1,830 (Front of House, Collection & Handyman)
- Items Catalogued – 514 over 1,021 hours
We are looking forward to a very busy summer. We will be at the Cooks Beach Gala and the Seaside Carnival – so look out for our Pop-Up Museum. We are also planning a Night @ The Museum for mid-January, check out our Website and Facebook events page.
If your New Year’s resolution is to give back to your community and you have a passion for history, come in and have a chat. We are always looking for new volunteers.
Have a safe summer and see you all soon!!
Becs Cox – Manager
Article first published in The Informer
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