AFTER a generous announcement last year of $200,000 funding to the Mooroopna Historical Society, which assisted in securing Grutzner House in Mooroopna as a permanent residence to house the museums collections, the Victorian Government has again stepped up to the mark announcing a further $15,000 to formally curate the historic collected works and develop a Business Planning Project.
Established in 1983 and comprising of two parts, the first devoted to the history of Mooroopna and District and the second to the history of Mooroopna Hospital, the site of the historical society museum is of great significance to local and extended communities, strengthening the need for continued funding.
Member for Shepparton, Minister for Local Government, Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, Jeanette Powell said the latest funding would be welcomed and it is important that government funds organisations such as this.
“The society has some rare and unique local items, including a collection of historical medical and nursing material.
“The project of documenting the collection and constructing a business plan will be a joint venture between the Mooroopna Historical Society and the Greater Shepparton City Council and is scheduled to be completed by the end of May,” Ms Powell said.