Gina gave an interesting talk on the background to the wagga rug prior to the Mayor's entertaining speech. Annette and Robin also attended the opening.
We were delighted with the numbers that attended the opening and thank Bill Spiers, shown here with the mayor, for all his hard work promoting the exhibition. Posters were everywhere, the Temora Independant had a front page article and the Wagga Daily Advertiser also had an article. Both ABC radio and the television news covered the story.
Gina then gave a PowerPoint presentation on the group's research into the wagga rug. The Museum's Grandmother's Flower Garden hexagon quilt makes a delightful covering for the lectern. We were pleased to hear that one woman who had heard about the talk on the radio had come from Griffith. We were able to tell her about the waggas in the Griffith Pioneer Museum that we had seen earlier in the week.