Original furnishings, household appliances and photos reflect the fashionable ideal of style and taste in the middle class Australian home of the late 1920s.
Sat 14 February 2015: 1–4pm
A visit to Calthorpes’ House will take you back to Canberra’s early years. In association with ACT Seniors’ Week. Free for senior citizens; otherwise normal admission. Please book for large groups. Guided tours are available for booked groups.
SCHOOL HOLIDAY WORKSHOP: Listening to the past
Thu 16 and Fri 17 April: 10am–2pm (5 to 12 years)
Listen to music from the past at Calthorpes’ House. Sing the songs, play musical games and create crepe paper costumes you can take home. Enjoy a party and plan a concert for family and friends, just like the young Dawn and Del Calthorpe did. Join music researchers Jennifer Gall and Julie Rickwood for this playful journey into the musical life of the Calthorpe Family. With support from ACT Heritage.
$20 (ACT M&G members $15), payment by Fri 10 April. Please bring your own drink, closed-toe shoes and outdoor clothing required.
OPEN HOUSE: Mother’s Day
Sun 10 May: 1–4pm
A special Mother’s Day celebration – share family memories and join in a sing-a-long around the pianola. A self-serve afternoon tea will be provided.
Free entry for mothers and grandmothers, otherwise normal admission.
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