Current Events

‘WHANAU’- this  look at family links highlights local history and the genesis of the Museum. We take the long view of history and have begun with New Zealand and its place as part of Gondwanaland!  Student Maia te Whaaro’s striking depiction of the layout of a pa site is a new addition.Then move through the honourable place of the Parata whanau and  information about the Treaty of Waitangi  to aspects of the colonial past…

Our LIBRARY is being catalogued and housed in a smart new bookcase made by Kapiti Menzshed. Come in and browse in the comfortable chairs (even a rocking chair!) and relive history; try out our SPINNING WHEELS, have a play with the FIREBOARD- a state of the art way for our fire service to communicate in 1975; sit at the tiny desks in the schoolroom  and relive your early days at school in New Zealand,  play the charming little organ from old St. Paul’s church once on Huia Street…..

The discovery of a WHALE’S EAR  DRUM  in a hidden corner of the Museum 1930s kitchen excited us all! What else may we find?  Keep watching!