The Rochester Sports Museum is celebrating the achievements of Bendigo bowler Don Sherman.
The museum is exhibiting several of the late South Bendigo bowler's items.
The items have been loaned to the museum by the Sherman family who couldn't be more thrilled to see the achievements of the Bowls Australia Hall of Fame member showcased for the world to see.
"The museum has done an absolutely fantastic job and we are very glad we have been able to loan the items to them for the display," Don Sherman Jr said.
Sherman Sr passed away in 2017 at the age of 82 after a long battle with illness and is survived by his wife Judy and their sons Bill, Don Jr and Greg.
Sherman who was an all-round sportsman also played cricket with Bendigo in the BDCA, football with Golden Square in the BFL in addition to countless bowls club championships at Bendigo South.
One of the biggest achievements of Sherman's career was creating history in 1982 at the Brisbane Commonwealth Games where he was part of the fours team that won the country's first ever bowls gold medal.
Rochester Sports Museum's Bob Knight said Sherman was well recognised for his contributions and achievements in bowls.
"Bowls is a big sport in Rochester and already talk of the exhibition has created a lot of interest," he said.
"We were well aware of his achievements so we approached the family and asked if we could showcase a few of the items.
"They came up to see the museum and were very impressed with the collection."
Items within the Sherman exhibition include uniforms and bowls in addition to a Commonwealth Games gold medal.
The museum opened in 2019 and features items from the private collection of John Forbes
During Forbe's 22 years as a sponsorship manager he mixed with some of the world's greatest athletes from an array of sporting codes, amassing a collection of memorabilia along the way.
The once private collection has now come to life as the centerpiece of the museum.
"Since opening we were going really well but then the obvious roadblock emerged last year, but we're starting to pick up again," he said.
The museum, located at the Rochester Railway Station is open each week from Thursday to Sunday from 10am-4pm.
"We are always happy to take appointments outside of these hours, so feel free to get in contact with us on 0438 843 444 to arrange a time," Mr Knight said.
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