Past Community Programs 2010


Saturday 16 October > 10.00am – 12.00pm

Join a guided walk across the paddocks and tour some of the fascinating outbuildings at Lanyon. Visit stone and slab buildings, some dating from the mid 1800s, and experience a tangible connection to the lives of agricultural workers from the early days of European settlement.

Cost: Normal admission
Bookings essential: by Wed 13 October
historicplacesbookings@act.gov.au or 6235 5677


Sunday 19 September › 10.30am – 12.30pm

Join Lanyon’s Head Gardener, Graham Williams, in an informative walk in the extensive vegetable garden. Graham will explain the processes of growing vegetables organically, cultivating old-fashioned varieties, propagating seedlings and nurturing gardens through Canberra’s long hot summer.

Cost: $20 (ACT M&G Members $15)
Bookings and payment: by Thurs 16 September
historicplacesbookings@act.gov.au or 6235 5677


Special Event

Saturday 10 April > 10.00am – 12.30pm

To mark this significant milestone, Lanyon Homestead will host a thought-provoking seminar exploring the significance of Lanyon as a heritage site, how it is interpreted, conserved and presented as a place where Canberrans can learn, relax and celebrate their past. Participants include: Canberra historian, Dr David Headon (as seen on ABC’s Stateline); former Senior Curator of House Museums (currently ACT Historic Places), Elaine Lawson; John Armes, Assistant Director, Historic Places; and Lanyon’s Head Gardener, Graham Williams. Chaired by Peter Haynes, Director ACT Museums and Galleries.
In association with the Canberra and Region Heritage Festival.

Cost: $15 ($12 ACT M&G Members), includes refreshments
Bookings and payment: by Tues 30 March
historicplacesbookings@act.gov.au or 6235 5677



Sundays in March › 5.00 – 7.30pm
(Music commences at 5.30pm)

This event showcases a dynamic range of local performing artists who will play on the homestead verandah as the sun sets over the Brindabellas. Relax on the Bunya Lawn as the kids join in the
activities in the special Children’s Tent. Visit the Homestead and learn about the conservation work
being undertaken. Bring along a picnic, or purchase food and drink on site.

Cost: Gold Coin Donation
Bookings: Not required, unless intending to dine in the Lanyon Café seated area.
Café reservations can be made on 6237 5268
Enquiries: 6235 5677

Sunday 7 March:
The Fuelers

Drawing from bluegrass & old-time, swing, rockabilly, country, and, yes, a little pop,
The Fuelers bring you the best in char-grilled racing tunes.

Sunday 14 March:
Monaro Folk Society Big Band and the Australian Bush Dancers Display Group

Be sure to wear your dancing shoes as the Monaro Folk Society Big Band and the Australian Bush
Dancers Display Group whip up a musical frenzy at Lanyon. Join in an evening of Australian traditional music and bush dancing.

Sunday 21 March:
The Tuggeranong Valley Band

The Tuggeranong Valley Band is always a favourite at Lanyon. Established in 1980, the TVB is a community band that plays at major Canberra events. Join them for an evening of jazz, classical
and big band music.

Sunday 28 March:
The Wedded Bliss

The Wedded Bliss place a strong faith in the holy trinity of music – blues, country & gospel.
Prepare yourself for good time toe tappin' tunes with a touch of swing and a dab of heartfelt sorrow.



Friday 26 March › 10.00am – 4.00pm

We invite senior citizens to enjoy a visit to Lanyon free of charge.
Guided tours are available for booked groups. In association with ACT Seniors Week.

Cost: Free for senior citizens, otherwise normal admission

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