What do a museum and a theatrical show have in common?

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When it is the current season (the 42nd) of Scouts Shouts Youth Theatre, it is ‘history’. With the second half of the show titled ‘History: 101’, they invited the Tea Tree Gully Heritage Museum to set up a display in the foyer of the Golden Grove Arts Centre.

On a wall I hung three of our interpretation panels: Steventon Village, the Highercombe Hotel and the National Trust, plus an NTSA flag. I also created a poster of the early history of the Tea Tree Gully area and another describing the Museum and other local historical organisations.

On the carpet in front are several large heavy items: horse-drawn cultivator and sack truck, two heavy mauls and a large mechanical knife cleaner. A brass coal shuttle/firewood box acts as a table for Museum leaflets, with further stocks inside.

Meanwhile the show of music, dance and comedy started last night (Wednesday). The first half, ‘The Journey to Candyland: A Sweet Adventure’ follows the battle between the candies and Sourpuss. The second half, ‘History: 101’ brings school projects to life: musical and comedy items from dinosaurs to Prime Ministers.

I think Friday evening and the Saturday matinee are nearly sold out, but seats are available for Thursday and Saturday evenings.

Bookings: http://www.trybooking.com/Booking/BookingEventSummary.aspx?eid=144596

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