Community Programs

MUSICAL AFTERNOON: Always singing and dancing

Sat 30 August: 12–1pm or 1.30–2.30pm

Visit Calthorpes’ House for a guided tour that includes live music, singing and dancing. Always by Irving Berlin was the family’s theme song. Music and dance were always a part of family life: relaxing at home, holding parties, on car trips, or on holidays. Join author and academic, Dr Jennifer Gall, and music researcher and ACT Historic Places community programs officer, Dr Julie Rickwood, to celebrate the end of winter by exploring the role of music and dance in the life of the Calthorpe family.

$10 adult, $5 child (ACT M&G members free), payment due by Tue 26 August.

For bookings please telephone 6235 5677 or email: historicplacesbookings@act.gov.au

FLORIADE: Extended opening hours

Wed to Sun: 1–4pm (Wed 17 September to Sun 12 October)

During Floriade, Canberra’s premier garden event, visit the beautiful
springtime garden at Calthorpes’ House.

Admission to the House:
$15 family, $7 adult, $5 concession

For further information telephone 6235 5677

SCHOOL HOLIDAY PROGRAM: Revive, restore, re-veg

Tue 7 October: 10am–2pm (5 to 8 years)

Get your hands dirty planting the Calthorpes’ House garden with the spring veggies that were
grown and eaten by the Calthorpe family in early Canberra. Eat some hearty vegetable soup cooked on the wood stove. Pot up a seedling and make an embossed plant tag to use in your own patch at home.

$20 (ACT M&G members $15), payment by Wed 1 October.
Please bring your own drink, closed-toe shoes and outdoor clothing required.

For bookings please telephone 6235 5677 or email: historicplacesbookings@act.gov.au

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