24 March 2015
A month of celebrations and exhibitions have been organised to celebrate Queanbeyan's rich and vibrant heritage.
The annual Queanbeyan Heritage Festival will be held from 9 April-9 May 2015 and will feature a range of exhibitions, meetings, discussions, tours and museum openings.
"Queanbeyan has such a long and proud history and Council is proud to present the 2015 Heritage Festival celebrations," Queanbeyan Mayor, Cr Tim Overall said.
"Many people may not realise, but Queanbeyan was settled long before Canberra, in fact, many residents of Queanbeyan played a major part in building our capital city. Our heritage was celebrated in style in 2013 when we recognised the 175th birthday of Queanbeyan being proclaimed a settlement. Over the years there has been much more done in regards to Queanbeyan's heritage and some of the work will be highlighted throughout the 2015 Heritage Festival."
The Heritage Festival will commence on 9 April 2015 with the launch at the Queanbeyan Library at 5.30pm.
The full list of activities is shown below:
History and Heritage Network meeting and Festival launch
Thursday 9 April, 5.30pm-7pm at the Queanbeyan Library. Cost: free. For catering please RSVP to Brigid Whitbread on 6285 6256
Socks, Snacks and Camouflage Nets
Thursday 9 April - Saturday 9 May 2015 at the Queanbeyan Library. Cost: free
PeaceKnits Pop-up Event and Open Cottage Garden
Saturday 11 April, 10am-4pm at the Boab Book Cotta, 36 Crawford St. Cost: free
Scenes from the Verandah of O'Neill Cottage
Sunday 12 April, 2-3.30pm at the Queanbeyan Art Society, 6 Trinculo Pl. Cost: free
Out with the Old and In with the New
Tuesday 14 April, 3-5.30pm at the Queanbeyan Library. Cost: free
Heritage Holiday Happening
Thursday 16 April, 10-11.30am at the Queanbeyan Library. Cost: $3
Mysterious Queanbeyan Moonlight Tour
Friday 17 April, 6.30-9pm. Cost: Bookings essential by contacting Nichole on 0413 671 123
The Riderless Horse: An Australian Impression of World War 1 in Song
Saturday 18 April, 1pm at the Queanbeyan Museum, 10 Farrer Pl. Cost: free
Queanbeyan Museum Open Day
Saturday 18 April, 11am-4pm at the Queanbeyan Museum, 10 Farrer Pl. Cost: free
Queanbeyan City Council Heritage Awards
Saturday 18 April, 12 noon at the Queanbeyan Museum, 10 Farrer Pl. Cost: free
Stop the Presses! Queanbeyan Printing Museum Open Day
Saturday 18 April, 12.30-4pm at the Queanbeyan Printing Museum, 20 Farrer Pl. Cost: free
Tuesday 28 April - Saturday 2 May at The Q. Cost: Bookings essential via www.theq.net.au
"Council staff have put together a wonderful program of events to celebrate the Queanbeyan Heritage Festival and I encourage residents to come along and learn some more about Queanbeyan's heritage and share your own stories," Cr Overall said.