Creswick Town Hall celebrates 140 years

Creswick will today celebrate the Creswick Town Hall’s 140th anniversary.

The keys for the Town Hall were handed from the architect and builder to the mayor and councillors on this day 140 years ago.

HISTORY: Creswick Town Hall and councillors, 1880.

HISTORY: Creswick Town Hall and councillors, 1880.

Creswick Museum Committee of Management Secretary Margaret Fullwood said the Town Hall holds memories for the older generations of Creswick.

“It is where they used to go to the pictures, where they had dances, concerts and of course, in 1970, the museum was opened up in the front of the building,” she said.

“We feel the Town Hall is something to celebrate.

“So many town halls have been passed over because they are no longer used. Whilst ours needs a lot of work done to it, it is still being used.”

The Ballarat U3A Celtic Band will perform at 3pm, followed by high tea and the launch of the book Letters to Creswick.

Today will also mark the opening of Creswick Museum’s exhibition Dan’s War.