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In 2007 the Queensland Government announced the Q150 Community Funding Program to commemorate he 150th anniversary of the establishment of Queensland as a separate colony. Redland Museum embraced this concept with a plan to create a new display to depict a chronological story of the history of the Redlands.
The display was to be named Stories of the Redlands. A working committee was formed to research the main stories to be told. The Museum received a Q150 Community Funding grant of $10,000, which was used to engage a display designer who developed a simple and elegant layout that could be constructed mainly by the Museum’s volunteers.
The concept was to depict three eras; pre-settlement and early settlement up to 1900, the farming era from 1900 to 1970; and the period since 1970 of modern residential development into a substantial city. It took a lot of work to build, but many new skills were learned. Stories of the Redlands was opened on 13 May 2009 by the Governor of Queensland, the Honourable Penelope Wensley AC.