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Special Heritage Fund
Queanbeyan City Council has established a Special Heritage Fund to assist owners of churches and buildings owned or managed by community based, 'Not for Profit' organisation's listed on the heritage schedule of Queanbeyan’s Local Environmental Plan 2012. This special fund is available to organisations to assist with the costs associated with conserving, restoring and reusing these properties.
This funding is not available to owners of private properties. To download the application form and conditions click here.
History Week 2015 - 5 - 13 September
There are a number of events planned for this year's History Week.
'Accidental' community event planning: How PeaceKnits Pop-Up happened to find and share our heritage.
Come and learn some tips from Boni Maywald who coordinated the very successful PeaceKnits Pop-Up in April 2015. PeaceKnits worked with existing community-based organisations and individuals across a range of skills from beginners to the very capable; embraced all things handmade, including quilting, crochet/knitting, poetry and writing; from the coast to Queanbeyan and beyond; to support discussions and creative responses to 1915, the impacts of war, and efforts to support sustainable peace. The Pop-Up event supported fundraising for Queanbeyan Red Cross and Country Women’s Association; and the handmade displays were not only beautiful in the open cottage garden setting, but were also designed for practical use, with 100 bandages, wash cloths and gloves being distributed to vulnerable communities, such as a Leprosarium in Niger and those who seek assistance from Wayside Chapel. Do you want (or need) to organise a community event? Join us to learn how this recent approach worked – to share experience, heritage and stories – and share supper afterwards.
Thursday 10 September - 5.30 pm - 7.00 pm at the Library. This is a free event - however bookings are essential. Email email@example.com or telephone 6285 6255.
Queanbeyan Historical Museum Open day - Stories from a Country Town 1914 - 1918
World War I affected so many Australians, with a population of only five million at the time. Stories from a Country Town 1914–1918, an exhibition of vignettes of Queanbeyan and District men and women at war and on the home front will be launched as part of our History Week Open Day at Queanbeyan Museum. See our Queanbeyan Red Cross and World War I displays and the re-enactment of a World War I Recruitment Tent. Also entertainment, tea, coffee and eats.
Saturday 12 September - 11.00 am - 4.00 pm - Queanbeyan Historical Museum, 10 Farrer Place. This is a free event.
Queanbeyan Printing Museum Open Day - Stop the Presses
Come to the Queanbeyan Printing Museum, the home of some of the earliest working presses in Australia. Some were used to print The Queanbeyan Age, our local newspaper; published continuously for over 150 years. The Queanbeyan Age played a critical role during wartime, informing locals about the progress of the conflict, providing a forum for calls to action and propaganda, as well as information and even correspondence from our boys at the front. Come and see these magnificent printing machines and talk to the talented and knowledgeable operators about the fascinating history of printing and its importance in the community. Take home a beautiful example of machine printing and see the charm and elegance of these wonders of technology.
Saturday 12 September - 2.00 pm - 4.00 pm - Queanbeyan Printing Museum, 20 Farrer Place. This is a free event.