Congratulations to the Friends of Westgarthtown who have successfully completed the Museum Accreditation Program. They were awarded their certificate at the recent Museums Australia (Victoria) awards night held 29 August. This has been a long committed process by this voluntary organisation to meet the recognised museum standards. They are the only accredited museum in the City of Whittlesea. Westgarthtown is an historic dairy farming settlement established in 1850 by German and Wendish immigrants. Although now located within the residential suburbs of Thomastown and Lalor many of Westgarthtown's outstanding bluestone heritage buildings and structures still survive.
Members of the community will get a chance to visit Ziebell's Farmhouse during the upcoming Thomastown Trek event as part of YPRL's Local History Month program in October. Please book.