The picket fence surrounding Warkworth & Districts Museum has been given a festive facelift, thanks to the artistic efforts of children attending the annual museum open day last month.
Museum volunteer Peter Bartlett cut more than 30 fence palings and painted them white so younger visitors could decorate them with coloured paints during the event. The aspiring artists were aged from three up to 17 and their efforts are now on permanent display near the museum’s collection of small buildings.
As well as fence post painting, the open day also offered pet rock painting, kauri gum polishing and the chance to make a flying saucer for children, overseen by museum volunteers Yvonne Britton, Pat Hoggart, Priscilla Brady and Emma Britton. Adult visitors enjoyed steam and stationery engine displays, a Pasifika singing group and a chance to visit areas and collections normally closed to the public.