Courtesy: J. Muise
With volunteer design and construction completed, others added their labour to build the exhibit. The tasks echoed those undertaken by their parents 60 years earlier. The magnitude of the original homebuilding was apparent. The volunteers applied the same skills of co-operation, ingenuity and “sweat equity,” though to a much smaller degree. After months of preparation, the text, photos and videos brought the story to life. Using museum and donated items, the museum team created a home setting to tell the women’s story. The original time clock was donated (delivered from Tasmania by a co-op son!) and became the focal point of the exhibit.