'Wow' windows

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.

Part of the window display for Beef Week at Wingham Museum

Part of the window display for Beef Week at Wingham Museum

A selection of the 164 shortbread tins on display in the window of Wingham Museum

A selection of the 164 shortbread tins on display in the window of Wingham Museum

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.

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