Join this Curator led visit of the new exhibition UNCOVERED followed by a short tour of the sites of Thompson Square and concluding with light refreshments.
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Discover Howe House by candle light and hear local tales of death by fire, flood, knife and pestilence, of opportunities seized, and hopes dashed, of multiple marriages, true love, and past lives kept secret until now. But be warned because these are true stories!
This is a day to learn of the fascinating story of Australia’s oldest church, Ebenezer Church. Do you know about the eight families who arrived together in 1802 on the ship 'The Coromandel' and settled with seven other families on the Hawkesbury River at Ebenezer, becoming successful farmers and building the church in 1809?
This a day when you can learn more about the fascinating story of Australia’s oldest church, Ebenezer Church, about pioneers such as Andrew Johnston, the architect and builder of the church, John Grono who was a ship-builder, sea captain, explorer, sealer and a farmer.
To celebrate the Heritage Festival the Museum is offering entry by gold coin donation for today only! (28 April)
Experience the 1914 site & exhibits across 140 years of technology & art. Our visitors always have tales to share & enjoy a chat about the ‘good old days’ and our heritage.
A special exhibition focusing on the friendship between artists Margaret Coen and Norman Lindsay. Featuring the beautiful paintings of Margaret Coen and a sampling of letters between her and Lindsay on loan from the SLNSW, which can be regarded as an extended conversation between friends.
Bella Vista Farm is a unique heritage property located in the Hills District of Sydney. The house and kitchen block are fully restored and its numerous outbuildings which date back as early as the 1850's make this a complete example of a hilltop farm complex typical of the Cumberland Plain.
Three historians will present lectures:
• “Defending Country: remembering the long history of love and war on the Nepean River”: Grace Karskens
• “The Colonial Picturesque: landscapes in early Sydney”: Colleen Morris:
• “Sermons in Stones: houses and buildings in the 1840s”: James Broadbent
Help create the perfect habitat for small birds and plant an indigenous Kangaroo grassland plot for future 'fire-stick-farming' in this bushcare morning. This site is located on the Great West Walk travelling through the Old Toongabbie 1791 Convict Stockade Government Farm; a significant contact site.
Visitors to this day with nature will walk away relaxed after being immersed in endangered nature, hidden away in Old Toongabbie. Enjoy a combination of plein-air painting, indigenous story-telling and a bushcare tour of this remarkable river-flat forest which is being restored for the future.
The Parramatta Female Factory Friends will be holding an Open Day to showcase the Factory which is celebrating a bicentennial. Share in the activities we carry out to support the preservation of this important historic, National Heritage-listed site in the quest for World Heritage.
Explore UNESCO World Heritage listed Parramatta Park, visiting Old Government House, The Dairy and Ranger's Cottages and enjoy light lunch within this beautiful park setting. Hear about people, monuments, events and be amazed about the fantastic history this park has to offer.
OBJECTS OF MEMORY is a special exhibition celebrating the bicentenary of the Parramatta Female Factory Institutions Precinct. Presented by the Parramatta Female Factory Precinct Inc, OBJECTS OF MEMORY explores the human experience of institutionalisation and its legacies in the present day.
Enquiring Minds will delve into the eighteenth and nineteenth century voyages of discovery which combined the exploration of the great southern land with scientific advances in navigation, astronomy, mapping, and botanical collecting.