April 15, 2013

Bathurst District Historical Society - International Museum Day in the Museum

11th May (Saturday) – Special Event - International Museum Day in the Museum in the east wing of Bathurst Court House in Russell Street - The Society will be part of International Museums Day!  This is a worldwide event held to raise awareness of how important museums are in our society. 

 The Society will be holding a range of exciting activities to celebrate International Museum Day, including guided tours through the Museum at 11am and 2pm,  where you can come and hear the story of the Dunn’s Plains hold-up from Robin McLachlan, find out about the carved trees from Sandy Bathgate, have a peep into the Photo Archives with Alan McRae, and take the opportunity to test Samantha Friend’s knowledge about the building and the collection.

Also throughout the day there will be free giveaways, specials in our Museum shop, a lavish Devonshire tea in the Museum garden courtyard, and much more!  This is a wonderful way to get to know more about your museum and society, and to introduce friends and family to the wonders within.

The highlight of the event will be an evening talk at 5.30pm, starting with a word from our Mayor, and then a light-hearted look at the history of the Society and the Museum from one of our favourite local historians, Christopher Morgan, followed by wine and cheese.

Come and be part of the fun and get to know your Museum!

For further details, and to book a seat for the evening talk, contact the Museum during opening hours on 6332 4755 (Monday to Sunday between 11am to 2pm) or by email – info@bathursthistory.org.au or check the website - www.bathursthistory.org.au

Alan McRae, FAIHA, President  6331 5404 or amccrae@lisp.com.au  

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