Explore how the St George region has kept in touch over the years with Hurstville Museum & Gallery’s new exhibition

31/10/2018

History buffs young and old are invited to Keep in touch, an interactive exhibition which will take visitors back to the world of analogue communication and showcase the development of information and communication services in the St George region.

Visitors can explore old writing equipment, telephones and radios from the museum’s collection and see how things have changed over time. 

The exhibition will also provide an opportunity to write secret messages in Morse Code, feel a story in Braille, and sit back and relax in a living room straight from the 1960s to experience the fanfare that surrounded the introduction of colour television in 1975.

Mass media communication is also explored through information about radio, television and newspaper services. A selection of radios, telephones and other forms of communication technology donated by local residents will be on display, including a candlestick telephone from the 1920s. 

The exhibition will also reveal the history of the first post offices in the local area and how mail was distributed. 

The in-house produced exhibition is on display from 20 October 2018 - 27 January 2019 at Hurstville Museum & Gallery. 

Hurstville Museum & Gallery will run a number of public programs in conjunction with this exhibition. Please visit ‘what’s on’ for more information.

Official opening: 

Friday 26 October 2018, 6.00pm
Guest speaker/performance: TBC
This event is Auslan interpreted.
All welcome, drinks and nibbles provided.
RSVP: by Wednesday 24 October 2018
To RSVP visit the ‘what’s on’ page at www.georgesriver.nsw.gov.au/HMG
 

Contact information:

Hurstville Museum Gallery
14 MacMahon Street, Hurstville
Phone: 9330 6444
Email: museumgallery@georgesriver.nsw.gov.au
Opening hours:
Monday – Saturday 10.00am - 4.00pm
Sunday 2.00pm – 5.00pm