Friday, March 25, 2016

Original windowpanes share stories of Morpeth in the 1800s and 1900s

From the Maitland Mercury report:
If this shop window could speak it would reveal countless stories of the hustle and bustle of colonial days in Morpeth.
The original windowpane, which gave shoppers a glimpse of the goods at 148 Swan Street, has now been given a voice thanks to the volunteers at Morpeth Museum.
Instead of being propped up against a wall and viewed as nothing more than a piece of glass, the windowpane has become the focus of the latest exhibition.
Volunteers want to show the modern world what shopping was like in the 1800s and 1900s when the town was a thriving river port.

Full article available at Maitland Mercury, March 22, 2016.