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The above was the headline over an article published in The Border Mail back in the late 70s when plans for developing the athenaeum were first announced. All these years later and the prediction has rung true. The collection within is first class, beautifully displayed...More
Enjoying The Chiltern Athenaeum facebook page, lots of history and old photo's popping up daily. Friends fron QLD visited recently and were very impressed with what they could find out about their family history. Keep up the good work, all volunteers too who keep the...More
We visited the Chiltern Athenaeum while on holiday from the UK. We went to see their displays of paintings etc by an ancestor, Alfred William Eustace. We were delighted by what they had there - not just our ancestor's work but also fascinating exhibits on...More
We were met at the entrance by a very friendly volunteer - she took us into the museum and gave us a brief but helpful resume of what to see and do. She couldn't have been more helpful and friendly - a delightful lady. We...More
We always stop in Chiltern for coffee and a treat but never found the Athenaeum open until today. An athenaeum, BTW, was like a mechanics institute, a sort of public library/place for self education for working tradesmen (see the wonderful Wikipedia for more information). What...More