Glen Innes and District Historical Society a finalist to win the Crown Land Management excellence award

Glen Innes and District Historical Society members.
Glen Innes and District Historical Society members.

Glen Innes and District Historical Society has been recognised among the best in managing Crown Land on behalf of their local communities by becoming a finalist in a Crown Lands state award.

The local historical society is one of NSW four finalists in the Crown Land Manager Excellence Award, which recognises a volunteer Crown Land Manager board that exemplifies outstanding community service ethos, dedication and commitment to their communities.

The Glen Innes and District Historical Society has proudly served as land manager and operator of the Beardies Museum History House and Research Centre for fifty years.

The History House opened in 1968 and is listed as a heritage building.

While they have to wait until November 20 until the winner is announced, the historical society is calling on the community to vote for them in the People's Choice award.

"It would be great for Glen Innes if we were able to win the People's Choice Award," duty clerk Steve Pearce said.

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The Land of the Beardies is a folk museum, safekeeping artefacts, maps, photographs and other historical and cultural items of the Glen Innes community.

By providing archival storage, the society functions as a chronicle via the recording and informing of successive generations.

The historical society have recently created and published a virtual tour of the museum, it can be viewed at: https://poly.google.com/view/2qDE6uw05Ct or on their website and Facebook page.

Members of the society are excited to have been nominated for the award, and for the opportunity to have the chance to win it and the people's choice award.

"We would like to encourage members of the community to vote for the Glen Innes and District Historical Society as people's choice," Mr Pearce said.

Voting is open until midnight on November 16 at http://bit.ly/NSWRACA20_PeoplesChoice. The rules allow and encourage everyone to vote once per day for their favourite organisation.

The winners will be announced on Friday, November 20 at an awards ceremony in Leura in the Blue Mountains, which will be held depending on COVID restrictions.