Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter Scot MacDonald MLC today joined Maitland City Council Mayor Loretta Baker to announce a $5,000 grant to the Maitland Regional Museum group from the NSW Government’s Country Arts Support Program (CASP).
The grant will support the exhibition of Journeys: Maitland is my Home whichwill tell the stories of the diverse groups of people who have called Maitland home. From the first Aboriginal peoples of the Hunter Valley, to more recent arrivals such as the Sudanese community, Journeys will speak about Maitland's multicultural past, presentand future.
Mr MacDonald said he was pleased to see the local history of Maitland supported by the NSW Government.
“It’s great to be able to support the cultural and historical scene of Maitland and to be able to ensure that the resident’s heritage is preserved alongside Maitland’s existing structural heritage”.
Mayor Loretta Baker said she was pleased to receive the funding, as it would enable the stories of historical and current communities to be told.
“Maitland is a town of nationally significant heritage and with this funding the history of past residents of Maitland will be recorded,” Ms Baker said.
The Museum group operates out of Brough House, a State heritage listed building adjoining Grossmann House, which were constructed between 1860 and 1862 by Isaac Beckett and Samuel Owens.
CASP is an annual small grants program administered by Regional Arts NSW (RANSW) on behalf of Create NSW to support community arts and cultural development in regional NSW.
For more information visit http://regionalartsnsw.com.au/grants/casp/