Denmark Historical Museum
We are housed in the old Denmark police station. The museum collects preserves and displays history of the Denmark area since 1829. Displays include artefacts, machinery maps, photographs, and tools relating to Denmark history. Research is continuing as to aboriginal occupation previous to 1829, and including European exploration, the timber industry, pioneer settlement and cemetery records. A large oral history library has been built up of pioneer memories and an even larger collection of original photographs. The society has published 14 publications – including quarterly “Kurrabup” journal.
Museum building itself, with its creaky floors, small windows and prison cell makes it an ideal setting for a wide collection of everyday objects, precious or mundane. Staff are very keen and are successful “detectives” in tracing ancestors, finding photographs and newspaper articles. 511 artefacts, 1,877 photographs (1000 indexed), 2500 vital records (births, deaths, marriages from 1899), 150 tapes of oral histories, 70 transcripts, 100 other items awaiting accessioning