The windows at Wingham Museum have a definite 'wow' factor this week. Museum volunteers have been hard at work to decorate the large windows with different themes in time for the 50th Anniversary celebrations of the Manning Valley Historical Society next week.
Already completed is a Beef Week window almost completely adorned with blue ribbons from the well bred cattle of the neighbour of window dresser Terry Tournoff; an African window for the upcoming Africa on the Manning Festival; a Scottish themed window for Bonnie Wingham which utilises the private collection of shortbread tins (164 at last count) of window creators Janie Kerr and Helen Valentine.
Still under construction when the Chronicle took photos was a commemorative window dedicated to Joan Gibson, inaugural secretary, life member and patron of the society.
Celebrations for the 50th anniversary of the Manning Valley Historical Society start on Tuesday May 20 when the historic markers will be unveiled by author Di Morrissey at the museum.