June 20, 2014



TICKETS  $5.00 adults / children free  (available from outside the court house and also at the hospital museum}



COURT HOUSE  CONCERT 10.30AM   Julia Bates-Gussoni  playing guitar and  singing popular songs and Julia Boag singing operatic arias

ITAL MUSEUM     MIDDAY ----Hannah Solari on violin

SCHOOL OF ARTS HALL CONCERT   2.30PM – Solo performance by Hill End harpist Kim Deacon who will present some of her one woman show Home Sweet Home—Of Henry Lawson and His Loves Poems set to music by Kim for voice and harp,

Part 2 of her concert will see her perform a range of French Art Songs and Mexican Poems set to music by Kim for harp and song

 So bring family and friends and enjoy Carcoar’s museums ,
food and music

For further information contact John Burke on H 63673288, Mob 0414212600 or email john.burke2@optusnet.com.au

June 10, 2014

Free EDO NSW community workshop

Free EDO NSW community workshop in Orange

Central West Environment Council in conjunction with Environmentally Concerned Citizens of Orange and Orange Field Naturalist & Conservation Society will host a free EDO NSW workshop explaining how the community can have their say about decisions impacting the environment, including decisions about mining, water, and planning & development.

The workshop will also demonstrate how the community can use our new online tool ‘Have Your Say' to effectively engage in decisions impacting the environment under the law in NSW.

When: Sunday 15 June 2014

Where: Environmental Learning Facility (ELF), Orange Showground, Leeds Parade, Orange, NSW

RSVP is essential: Visit http://www.edonsw.org.au/orange_2014http://www.edonsw.org.au/orange_2014 or contact education@edonsw.org.au or 02 9262 6989.

June 8, 2014

Carcoar Hospital Museum presents

Maybe we can get a few people travelling through to stop and visit Carcoar and attend our event!

June 6, 2014

RAHS & PHA WORKSHOP: What‘s in a Name?

Place names, or toponyms, fill our maps and street signs and place histories, but how often do we really give them much thought? We often look upon a landscape and read it, seeing the road and street patterns, the towns and parks, the valleys and hills, but how often to we see the ‘toponymyscape’?

Any landscape, in the town or country, will be composed of complex layers of place names. Not all place names are created at once. A great many place names have vanished or been forgotten. Others have changed or gradually altered or been moved to other locations. One place may be known to different groups of people by different names. New place names are always being invented. Place names form dynamic layers in the landscape, and connect to wider social and historical patterns.

If we can read these layers of place names, and treat them as historical records in their own right, we gain another tool for researching local and place histories. This CPD activity will introduce historians to this class of historical records looking at the sort of questions that can be asked of place names, the sorts of records that can be researched for place name histories, ways to discern layers of place names in a landscape, the ways that the idea of ‘place’ can include not just localities but also buildings, under-water fishing grounds and other such sites, and how the historic significance of a place name can be assessed.

Public historian Bruce Baskerville will present the workshop.