Month of activities to celebrate Queanbeyan Heritage Festival

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

"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.