Oamaru residents are being invited to a historic Victorian
building's 130th birthday party on Friday.
The 1882 Athenaeum building on Thames St, which houses the
North Otago Museum and previously the Waitaki District
Library, turns 130 on Friday.
Museum exhibitions and collections curator Chloe Searle said
the building was designed by Forrester and Lemon, and Thomas
Forrester was the Oamaru Museum's first curator.
The celebration would include an informal afternoon tea and a
chance for people to chat and reminisce.
The birthday party would start at 4pm on Friday in the museum
building, she said.