magic_lantern_showLeongatha Mechanics’ Institute Centenary

The Centenary of the Leongatha Mechanics’ Institute

This year marks the centenary of our own building. To celebrate our president John Hyett will present a Magic Lantern Show. Our building is the second Mechanics’ Institute in Leongatha. The original building was located on the site of the Memorial Hall. In 1895 a Magic Lantern show was held in the original hall and the main subject was the Sudan War.

A small contingent from New South Wales went to this war. John Hyett has been able to acquire some slides of the Sudan War and they will form part of the show. The Magic Lantern Show will be held in Meeting Room 1 at the Memorial Hall on August 4th, beginning at 8 pm. The Mechanics Institute will be opened from 7 pm for people to look at the building and find out more about it. The charge for the evening will be $10 and booking is essential as seating is limited.

Please contact Lyn on 56686304 or the Society 56622492.