Arts Mid North Coast is to develop later in 2022, a new stand alone website, Postcards from the Mid North Coast, to feature stories from our many museums that will wow potential visitors and have them saying “we did not know that or we must find out more about that”. It will not necessarily equate with objects of State or high significance but those that activate interest and visitation. An example would be the story of world famous comedian, Bob Hope’s aircraft crashing into the Camden Haven River told at the Camden Haven Museum.
Traditional postcards have been around since 1840, a way of sharing and experiencing something memorable, often by describing what is going on in the featured picture, they tell a story. Postcards from the Mid North Coast is a modern way of telling stories for we know in today’s world of instant communication and digital technology people still respond more positively to a story than a collection of cold, hard facts. Our postcards are a modern way of providing an insight into some of the more fascinating stories that connect to our places and people.
Each of the stories will then become part of greater showcasing and marketing of the heritage of the Mid North Coast with our Creative Coast website and collateral which has won NSW Tourism Awards establishing us a leader in cultural tourism, as did the MAGNA Award winning Our Rivers Our History developed by a similar collaboration with the Mid North Coast Chapter of AMaGA and our regions museums. The project will then have a life well into the future with additional stories added not just about museums but other places of heritage significance and public art that celebrates unique stories or events from our region’s past.