40th Anniversary Gippsland Folk Museum (Old Gippstown) Print Page
The park was established in late 1967 by the City of Moe Development Association. It was laid out by architect Fritz Suendermann. It opened as the Gippsland Folk Museum in 1973 and was later renamed Old Gippstown. Officially opened in 1973, Old Gippstown provides large-scale exhibits illustrating the history of the Gippsland region. In the 1990s the park came under the authority of the Department of Sustainability and Environment, and the collection is owned by the state of Victoria.
Today, Old Gippstown is owned by the Gippsland Reserve Board of Management, a group of volunteers who oversee the operations and strategy of the Park. The park is mostly staffed by volunteers who work to maintain the ever-expanding collections of artefacts, vehicles and buildings that typify the heritage of the Gippsland area.
|Address:||211 Lloyd Street, Old Gippstown Heritage Park, Moe, 3825|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -38.184682|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Approx. Event Start Date:||1973|
|Approx. Event End Date:||2013|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Saturday 9th March, 2013|
9th MARCH 2013
ACKNOWLEDGING THE CONTRIBUTION MADE
BY INDIVIDUALS & THE COMMUNITY IN ESTABLISHING THE GIPPSLAND FOLK MUSEUM. NOW CALLED OLD GIPPSTOWN.
EXPRESSING OUR GRATITUDE TO ALL INDIVIDUALS THAT GAVE THEIR TIME, EFFORT & PASSION OVER THE LAST 40 YEARS.
FOR HIS COMMITMENT & DEDICATION
THE CONCEPT THAT NOW DEPICTS
THE HERITAGE OF GIPPSLAND
FIONA XUEREB MICHAEL FOZARD