Museum’s plans move on to shelves

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Expansion of the Geraldine Historical Society’s museum is one step closer to completion after shelving was installed in the past week.
The project, which was put on the drawing board in 2007, moved into the development phase in late 2012.
It includes a two-storey extension west of the museum on Cox St, including 191sq m of new exhibition space.
The project reached another milestone last week after some of the $15,000 worth of shelving was installed in the museum’s new upstairs area.
The work would continue into this week, society secretary Margaret Chapman said.
The shelving, which was funded by the Community Trust of Mid and South Canterbury, is for archives.
Committee members would meet tonight to discuss more developments, but could not yet confirm what they were.
The society would be raising funds during the coming months.
At the same, it would also be focusing on developing its display area downstairs, Mrs Chapman said.
‘‘That’s an ongoing thing that will take a little while. But the plans are well under way for what we are having downstairs.’’