A whirlwind year for the MidCoast Stories team has been capped off in style.
The project was named joint winner of the National Trust Heritage (NSW) heritage publications category at an awards ceremony last month.
Humbled by the award win, MidCoast Stories' Penny Teerman thanked all history enthusiasts who contributed to the project's success.
"We're thrilled, lots of people put their time and knowledge into it," Penny said.
Driven by a desire for community involvement, many contributors created stories and assisted with heritage walking tours.
Behind the scene, the project's website was created by Firehawk Digital's Merinda Ramage.
Penny added the project looks to explore a wide range of topics and themes with an educational focus.
"We hoped it would attract a new audience and history buffs," Penny said.
Penny hoped the project will inspire other local government areas to bring to life their own history through a digital format.
"It can be used as a template for other areas to share stories," she said.
"Everyone has their own story."
Looking to the future, the team wants to ensure all areas of the Mid Coast are covered in the project.
That goes for walking tours as well, with aspirations to hold them in all areas such as the Great Lakes.
"We would also like to work on heritage tourism," Penny said.
"What we would want is for some of those tourists to stay and live in the area."
Meanwhile, the popular heritage hunt is back. This time around, it's in Wingham during the school holidays.
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