In January work started on the repair of the stonework and related conservation matters at Stoke Stable Museum. The scope of works covered by our grant from MGNSW and funds from the Historical Society has been completed, however additional essential works that were not anticipated by our consultants, but were identified during the course of the restoration, will need to be completed before we can re-open the building. The Society has arranged finance of $10,225 for a supplementary scope of works. Weather permitting, our stonemason will resume work inside and outside the building in July, for about four weeks, after which the museum and environs will be prepared for public access in Spring. The Historical Society would like to thank the Carcoar community and the touring public for their patience and understanding during this necessary disruption to one of Carcoar's popular attractions (Carcoar Historical Society Press Release).
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