news from the museum
Our annual meeting will be held Monday 11 October, 11 am at the museum. Supporters are very welcome to attend. If you're interested in becoming more involved, as a trustee, we are also welcoming nominations. Please contact us for more information.
NATIONAL VOLUNTEER WEEK 2020
The Museum volunteers who faithfully turn up every week to staff the desk and welcome visitors have been nominated for National Volunteer Week. Volunteer Kapiti are running a competition with a prize draw for stories about volunteers, especially during the Covid19 Alert levels. Here's a link to the story:
An old whaling try pot, originally from Kapiti Island, has been installed beside the lookout at the Otaki River mouth.It was donated by Guy Burns to the Otaki Museum. Friends of the Otaki River arranged its installation and Rex Kerr prepared an information panel. Also displayed isan old whale bone donated by Margaret Bayston.
NEW ACQUISITION FOR THE MUSEUM
A pianola has been added to the museum’s collection. This pianola was used in the 1920s in the Otaki Theatre built by the Bright brothers. It played perforated rolls of popular tunes, and could also be played like a normal piano. After talking movies became available, the pianola was sold to the Banks family, formerly of Otaki. They have kindly donated it to the museum.
ON SALE NOW!
Sun, sea and sustenance: The story of the Otaki Children's Health Camp
by Di Buchan
Available at the Museum or from the author. Price: $40
Books and Postcards
Otaki Museum has a range of books about the history of the town and district and postcards featuring scenes from Otaki Town and surrounds., for sale at Otaki Museum.
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