After the devastating fire at Paraparaumu School, we were saddened to learn of the loss of archives and photographs. The museum has copies of eleven of the photographs that were lost and we have now made copies of these and donated them to the school. We know it does not replace all that was lost, […]
Party Lines: The Story of Waikanae’s Early Telephone Exchange Operators Mahara Gallery, Mahara Place, Waikanae This is an interactive exhibition featuring photographs, filmed and recorded oral histories of the Waikanae’s early manual telephone exchange operators. In photographing the exchange I wanted to reveal the beauty of an object that could appear to look very boring […]
We have hosted two separate groups in the past week, one from a retirement village in Waikanae and a group of over 60s from Whanganui. The group from Whanganui had never been to our museum and they were totally blown away by our displays and artifact presentation. One woman remarked “I don’t like museums, but this […]
One of the members of the Kapiti Coast Museum, had in her collection, a number of photographs of Randolph Redding taken at the time of the start of World War Two. She was keen to reunite them with members of the Redding Family and so we posted a blog here. Randolph was a Sergeant in […]
The Kapiti Coast Museum is proud to reveal the new logo, which incorporates elements of past and future, communications and artifacts. Kim Wingate of kleargraphics has done a sterling job following the Museum Committee’s brief in coming up with this new and edgy design. We will be doing a fair bit of work over the next […]
It is finally finished – the new heritage kitchen at the museum is built, installed and functioning! With funding from Pub Charity, the kitchen was constructed and installed by B&F Laminates. During the installation process the plumber found a scary hot water cylinder, which was more suited to being an exhibit. So with funds from […]
The Kapiti Coast Museum was honoured and delighted to accept the 2012 Wellington Airport Regional Community Award for the Arts and Culture Category. At an awards dinner held on Thursday 13th September, museum representative Alan Woodward accepted the award from Airport and Wellington Community Trust Representatives, along with a cheque for $500. We are proud to be […]
The long awaited “Shoe Shuffle” has arrived! We have picked the best items from our shoe collection and they are now on display, along with cobblers’ equipment and photos. They include shoes from the early 1800s, celebrity shoes, ethnic shoes and really weird shoes. Some of the more bizarre are made from paua shell, hair, […]
As a result of the 2009 ‘Open Day’ a book is being planned in conjunction with the Kapiti Coast Museum. It will cover Reikorangi for the period 1850 – 1965. If you are interested in contributing a chapter about your family please contact Chrissy Clifton 027 2526384 or email email@example.com by the end of March.
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