A display honouring the career of former deputy prime minister Tim Fischer opens in the town of his birth next week.
The new Tim Fischer AC Gallery at Lockhart's Greens Gunyah Museum will be unveiled on May 2 as part of the Billabong Wing, with members of the public invited to attend.
Mr Fischer, the member for Farrer for 17 years and former Australian ambassador to the Holy See, said he was honoured by the museum's efforts to create the gallery.
"I am happy to have donated key icons relating to my 31 years in state and federal parliament," he said.
Mr Fischer is receiving ongoing medical treatment in Melbourne, but he and family members are expected to attend the gallery's opening ceremony.
His tractor will form part of the display after volunteers Max Day and John Trevaskis drove it from Boree Creek to its new home.
Lockhart and District Historical Society president Heather Trevaskis said the group had worked for two years to bring the permanent exhibition to fruition.
Lockhart mayor Rodger Schirmer praised the volunteers who managed Greens Gunyah Museum for this newest addition.
"Council is delighted to be supporting the project and an expansion of the local jewel, which is the award winning Greens Gunyah Museum," Cr Schirmer said.
"We are also very hopeful that our local federal member and Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack, MP, will be available to officiate at the opening."
The ceremony will be held at 11am in the museum, followed by a sausage sizzle.
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