Family History Area, Victor Harbor Library

Monday 3 September 2012 saw the official opening of the revamped History Area of the Victor Harbor Library in a very informal ceremony with a gathering of staff and members of the Friends of the Victor Harbor Library and the Encounter Bay Family History Group.

History section opening 3

Scones and jam and cream were enjoyed after which Head Librarian, Ben Footner, spoke briefly and thanked all those involved in contributing to the provision of the new glass display cabinets and display boards and the current displays.

scones and jam and cream History section opening 2

Plaques are displayed acknowledging the contributions, with that of EBFHG being in memory of John Chance, Chairman of the group who was responsible for organising the group’s move to the library and subsequent involvement in volunteer sessions.

Plaque local history

Plaque John Chance
Ben made particular mention of the fantastic carved timber and metal work wall sculpture created by Will Hendrik for a local bank, and donated to the library when the bank renovated.  It has given the History area such a wonderful and appropriate atmosphere.

Library sculpture