Queanbeyan and Region Heritage Awards will take place at 12 noon at our Museum Open Day. These QPRC awards acknowledge the hard work and dedicated building, renovation and restoration efforts to maintain a link to the region’s rich history. They include residential, commercial or landscape work and individual achievement in heritage and history preservation and promotion.
Hi all. We will be adding new information over the next few months. It is fitting that the first post should be about our fabulous Heritage Festival held in April this year. On April 12 we launched both the Festival and the Museum’s special exhibition for Queanbeyan’s 175th celebrations: The Way We Wore – 130 years of Wedding Dresses from our collection and borrowed from the local community. On 19th April we launched a new exhibition curated by CIT Museum Studies students: From Flyscreens to Electricity – Hessian to Ice. Two Time Traveller’s bus tours of Queanbeyan were conducted with delicious Devonshire Tea provided at the Museum. A Pub Crawl With Poetry Shot was organised by the Local Studies at Queanbeyan City Library. This began at the Museum with a talk about our local pubs by our Curator. We held an Open Day at the Museum to launch Queanbeyan’s LIving History – our Oral History project for Queanbeyan’s 175th Birthday Celebrations.