Toogoolawah and District History Group preserves history
THE Toogoolawah and District History Group has transformed the town's former railway station into a museum.
The Toogoolawah History Museum and Information Service was unveiled on Friday morning.
The revival of the precinct was supported by the Somerset Regional Council, which provided the history group with a $10,000 Community Assistance Grant.
Somerset Regional Council Mayor Graeme Lehmann congratulated the group for taking the initiative to restore the building.
"It's always wonderful to see history revived and preserved for future generations to enjoy and learn about," Cr Lehmann said.
Council provided the group with funds to upgrade and reconnect power at the site.
Somerset Councillor Helen Brieschke spoke at the opening and commended the history group for their efforts.
"At the forefront of the committee's goals was to develop an attractive and sustainable tourism, horticultural, arts and heritage precinct that would entice some of that tourist trade and contribute to the community's economy and well-being," Cr Brieschke said.
"This is the town's first history museum and information service and has been achieved by the dedicated members of the history group, Men's Shed and the support from Somerset Regional Council."