THE Powerstation Museum has scooped up an award for its “outstanding” efforts in marking the 125th anniversary of electric street lighting in Tamworth last year.
The staff and volunteers behind the Quasquicentennial of Light: 1888-2013 project will be presented with the IMAGinE award at a ceremony at the museum tomorrow.
Museums and Galleries of NSW was impressed with the project’s ability to engage the community on the scientific and social significance of the landmark event.
Powerstation Museum acting manager Pam Brown said mention must be made of the contributions of Tamworth Regional Gallery education officer Kate Armstrong and former director Sandra McMahon, as well as artist Josh Chaffey.
“We are absolutely thrilled with the Powerstation Museum winning the award; it was an amazing team effort.”