IT is 30 years since a group of people met at Point Lookout with the idea of opening a museum on North Stradbroke Island.
To mark the occasion, the museum, located at Dunwich, is celebrating on Saturday, May 13.
North Stradbroke Island Historical Museum president Geoff Moore said the people who had the idea were involved in the anti-bridge campaign.
“They wanted to create a place to document the island’s distinctive identity and social history,” he said.
The museum includes a complex of original asylum buildings melded with contemporary replicas and extensions.
The birthday celebration will start at 11am on Saturday, May 13.
Entertainment will include the Straddie Island Singers.
There will also be historical displays, games, competitions, a giant birthday cake and a fundraising barbecue lunch.
At the event the museum will also launch a giant raffle with thousands of dollars of prizes up for grabs.
“Local businesses have donated amazing prizes, including accommodation, transport, meals, golf, stand-up paddle board adventures and guided four-wheel drive tours,” Mr Moore said.
“We’ve been overwhelmed by their generosity and would love the people of the Redlands to support the raffle and maybe win a great weekend on Straddie.”
The museum is open from Tuesday to Saturday, from 10am to 2pm, and from 11am to 3pm on Sunday.
For information, visit the museum’s website stradbrokemuseum.com.au, phone 3409 9699 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.