MVHS

Upcoming Events

Book Launch - Sunday 1 May 2022, 3pm - MVHS invites members and friends of the museum to the launch of three special books depicting previously untold stories and events from WWI and WWII.
To be held at Wingham Services Club, Bent Street Wingham. All are welcome!
Featuring emeritus professor, John Ramsland OAM.
See below for details.
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MVHS

What's NEW?

Below you will find a collection of monthly newsletters, press releases and other news relevant to the members and volunteers of MVHS...

Wingham Museum Continues to Embrace Digital Technology

Manning Valley Historical Society continues to embrace digital technology with the purchase of a new full-frame digital camera. The Society plans to use this camera to produce high-quality digital content that adds to the cultural experience for visitors to the museum, and provides them with a fresh interpretation of the collection. “The videos and articles…

An Intimate Journey through the Manning

MVHS Volunteer Barbara Finnegan works with videography, Jake Davey, on her scene. His enthusiasm for the project energized our actors. Photo by Daryl Gregory. Wingham Museum has engaged Taree videographer, Jake Davey, to help produce and deliver a catalogue of short documentary-style videos and re-enactments. This digital material focuses on the unique stories behind the…

Isabella Mary Kelly

Manning Valley Pioneering Settler Isabella Mary Kelly was an independent property owner and a very early settler in the Manning Valley. She was disliked by her male counterparts who had her falsely convicted of a crime she did not commit. Actor: Cassidy Donavan Writer: Robyn Greenaway and Cherie Jenkins. Director/Editor: Jake Davey Studios. This video…

Rehousing the Collection – An Update

This project proposed to rehouse the photographic and document collection of the MVHS Research Centre. It was based on the recommendations of Conservator, Kaye Soderlund, following her 2019 audit and was made possible through an $8,144 grant presented by the National Library of Australia in 2020. Twelve months on from winning the grant and our…

Rotary Donation

  July 20, 2021 To the Rotary Club – Wingham, Please accept our thanks for your recent donation of $600 to the Manning Valley Historical Society. As you know, we were able to purchase a laptop with the money you donated, which will fulfil an important role in the museum. Its flexibility will allow us…

May-June-July 2021 Newsletter

Manning Valley Historical Society Behind the Scenes in the Museum Even with the difficulties surrounding us we are still managing to develop our Museum. Many thanks must go to our volunteers who, with their combined efforts, make our society and museum what they are today. Dr Kelly’s buggy, featured in the previous Newsletter, has now…

Rescheduled – MVHS Tour of Glenn Innes and Inverell

  May 20th, 21st, & 22nd May 2021   We are planning another tour this time in the New England area. The plan is to go to Glenn Innes, stay overnight, look at the Land of the Beardies History House Museum, then on to John and Josie Ellis Collection. We could also have a look…