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QPRC Heritage Awards

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.Heritage Awards 2016

Caring for Your Family Collections Workshop 22 April 2017

Caring for Your Family Collections
Lara Montebello has studied conservation at the University of Canberra and runs a local business Family Keepsakes dedicated to “keeping safe the things you love”. Lara can give you tips on how to best care for your precious family photographs, collections and Archives.

Time 2.30 – 3.30  Cost FREE



Scrapbooking Your Memories Workshops 22 April 2017

Introduction to Scrapbooking

Scrapbooking is a passion for many because it is a creative way to make beautiful pages with your photographs and memorabilia to commemorate important memories: special people, fabulous holidays, a beloved pet. Come and join us for an intro session with passionate scrapbooker Jenny Bolin who has been scrapbooking for 16 years. Once you’ve started it is a fun way to spend time immersed in a project on your own or get together with friends around a table for their inspiration, input and company.
Bring: photos and memorabilia or copies.

Time 10.00 – 12.00 AND 1.00 – 3.00  Cost $10.00

Gillian Kelly – Presenting Writing and Researching History Workshop

Gillian Kelly OAM has been researching and writing about and local and regional history for many years. Gillian is a retired teacher and has a degree in Local History Studies from the University of New England.

She currently edits Quinbean the Journal of the Queanbeyan and District Historical Museum Society and is a past editor of Tulle the Journal of the Australian Society of the Lacemakers of Calais. She edited and wrote two books exploring the fascinating history of the Lacemakers: The Lacemakers of Calais (1990), (editor) and Well Suited to the Colony (1998) (author). She is currently researching the history of 19th century Queanbeyan. She has an eye for the quirky, untold stories and unsung heroes and heroines of history. She was responsible for many of the high quality history displays at the Museum.

Gillian is interested in the social context of history and will be presenting with Brigid Whitbread the Writing and Researching History Workshop at our Open Day 1 -2 Sat 22 April 2017. Workshop is free.DSC_0136_2_2

Q Writers at Heritage Festival Open Day

We are getting very excited about our workshops for our Open Day on the 22 April!

One of the wonderful local groups that are presenting a workshop at 2.30 -3.30 are The Q Writers.

Qwriters explore and practice ways to foster creative writing skills. They share ideas and their writing, they hold workshops and take part in community events.QWriters work in many forms: memoir, short and long fiction, poetry, screen/play writing and essays.At Qwriters anything written is respected and considered confidential.

QWriters gather at Letchworth Community Centre, Miller St, Queanbeyan, on the fourth Saturday of the month from 1.00pm to 4.00pm. New members welcome.

Qwriters is supported by QPRC



History and Landscape – An Artist’s Perspective

IMG_2343_2 11045006_623464217786144_2247061904679559298_o Have just been at the launch of the Queanbeyan Heritage Festival 2015. The theme this year is Conflict and Compassion, with lots of fabulous events in Queanbeyan. Our speaker tonight was Margaret Hadfield with a very moving talk about her journey as an artist, through her Dutch family history connections with the Australians who were killed in WW2 in the skies 10712375_623464121119487_3288506132873648629_oabove and buried on the island where her family lived. She was given a painting of a warship which was done by her own father. This sparked an interest in the connection between art and the people involved in war. She is able to connect with her art the descendents and family of those who were involved and to produce beautiful and emotional artistic remembrances of the events and people involved..

What a Fabulous Queanbeyan Heritage Festival 2013!

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.