TEAMWORK: Beverly Emmerson and Jacob Lumsden working together on the Our Priceless Past feature.
TEAMWORK: Beverly Emmerson and Jacob Lumsden working together on the Our Priceless Past feature. PAUL BRAVEN

Our Priceless Past to be launched on Thursday

THIS year's Our Priceless Past project will be launched on Thursday.

The exhibition features the stories of 16 local seniors, prepared and presented by Year 7, 8 and 9 students at Toolooa State High School.

During the launch event, seniors and students will reunite for the first time since interviews in June.

Precious memorabilia accompanies the stories to provide a further glimpse into the lives of community members instrumental in shaping the Gladstone region.

Curated by Gladstone Regional Art Gallery and Museum, Our Priceless Past tells the stories of an amazing group of local people, covering early dairy farming, cyclone destruction, life-long goals and growing families.

This is the project's 17th year after it was launched in 1999 to celebrate the International Year of the Older Person.

To date it has collected more than 200 stories and has added to a growing record of the region's rich and diverse history.

Everyone is invited to join Gladstone Mayor Gail Sellers and guest speakers for the official launch at the gallery from 1pm on Thursday.

To RSVP for the official launch or for further information, phone 4976 6766 or email gragm@gladstonerc.qld.gov.au.



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