A steering committee to pursue a museum for Maitland will be formed within the next fortnight.
More than 50 people gathered at Maitland Town Hall on Wednesday night for a two-hour long meeting – hosted by the Maitland Historical Society – to determine the interest for a museum for the city.
It has been decided that a steering committee will be formed with the aim of approaching private and government authorities for funding opportunities.
Maitland Historical Society president Ruth Trappel said the committee would include members of the society, the Australian Museum Clothing And Textiles, the Maitland Genealogical Society and Friends of Grossmann House.
“This is absolutely a step in the right direction, especially with the election coming up” Mrs Trappel said.
“Maitland has been the second most important town in NSW from the 1830s onwards and this museum is definitely something that we need.”
The museum will create a permanent tribute for the city’s pioneers and the society has identified the former Maitland Mercury building as a potential site for the museum.