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    Day of History 2016 - Denmark Infant Health Clininc

    Day of History for the Denmark Infant Health Clinic

    September 1, 2016

    The former Denmark Infant Health Clinic, corner of Strickland and Mitchell Streets, is to be demolished in a few weeks.

    It was built on Denmark’s first school site in 1956 and is the only historical “brick and tile” building in the CDB.

    After the clinic was closed in the eighties, it later became home to the Denmark Toy Library, Telecentre and finally Denmark Arts Council.

    The Denmark Historical Society will hold a Day of History to share memories and photos with others and celebrate the rich and valuable history of the mothers and babies who visited the clinic and the nurses, doctors and volunteers who kept it running.

    Residents who hold memories and/or photo’s of that time are invited to a free morning tea at the building at 10.30am on Monday 19th September (before the building disappears).

    After the Day of History, the project will transform the Infant Health Centre into a video recording studio for the rest of the week, to capture stories of the building prior to demolition. Please phone Josephine 0438 045 853 if you have a story to share.

    The Denmark Historical Society with the assistance of the Shire’s Cultural Development Fund will collect the stories to celebrate the role of the clinic in the community of Denmark through video production and story-telling.

    The video production will include recording, interviewing, editing and post production, in which historic photographs will also be included. The ‘Day of History’ video project will be available later on line for use by schools, researchers, tourists and the general public.

    Significance Assessment

    February 3, 2013

    Cathy Day, a Heritage Consultant, is analysing the value of the Denmark Historical Society’s collections for their aesthetic or artistic value, scientific or research potential, and social or spiritual significance. A collection item can help to explain why, how, where and what meaning it has to a place, person or event. Some items may be rare, have important historical links to Denmark and have important interpretive value.

    The assessment process is done in consultation with Volunteer staff and can build knowledge about items from many sources within the collection. The assessment can also be of value when used in tandem with the Society’s Collections Policy.

    DHS Thirtieth Birthday Celebration!

    February 3, 2013

    On March 16, 2013, the Denmark Historical Society is celebrating its thirtieth year since its inception. A dinner for members ($40.00) is being held at the Southern End Restaurant in Denmark at 6pm. Non-members ($45.00) are welcome to attend by contacting the Secretary Eddie Jagger on 9848 1606 or the Chairperson Bev McGuinness on 9848 1781.

    RSVP is 28 February, 2013. Monies should be paid by this date.

    DHS Launches its New Website

    February 3, 2013

    The Denmark Historical Society is pleased to announce the launch of its new website, where members and the wider community can discover more about the Society’s collection, services and current activities.

    Although the Society has had a web presence for many years thanks to the efforts of Ross McGuinness, a review in 2012 by the WA Museum recommended that we create a new website with a modern and fresh look to attract more interest in the Society’s collection and services. So, here it is!

    There is still more work to be done to complete the site, with more pages and information to be added in the near future. Our DHS News will be updated on a regular basis to keep members and the community current with what is happening at the Museum. Please check back regularly to see what’s new.