Past Community Programs for 2014

SYLVIA CURLEY ORATION: Seeking Canberra’s soul

Sun 25 May: 2–4pm

Writer, historian and heritage consultant Dr Lenore Coltheart wonders if Sylvia Curley was right to think the soul of the city is found in its heritage – or even in its history. Drawing on her detailed research on people and places in Canberra and reflecting on a decade on the ACT Heritage Council, Lenore does some serious soul-searching. With her history of the Albert Hall to be published later this year, some secrets of Canberra’s ‘city hall’ feature in this year’s stimulating oration.

Free, RSVP by Wed 21 May.

Information, bookings and RSVP:
6235 5677 or historicplacesbookings@act.gov.au

SCHOOL HOLIDAY PROGRAM: Who’s nesting at Mugga-Mugga?

Tues 15 April: 10am–12pm (5 to 8 years)
Wed 16 April: 10am–2pm (9 to 12 years)

Watch and listen in the garden and paddocks for the birds that make their homes amongst the trees and grasses. Like the birds, collect nest making materials from the Mugga-Mugga environment and then weave your own nest.

$10 (ACT M&G members $7) 5 to 8 years, and $20 (ACT M&G members $15) 9 to 12 years, payment due by Tue 8 April. Please bring your own snacks, lunch and a drink.

Information, bookings and RSVP:
6207 3968 or historicplacesbookings@act.gov.au

OPEN HOUSE: Senior citizens

Sun 16 March: 1.30–4.30pm

Join a guided tour introducing the story of the Curley family cottage and pioneer rural workers of the Limestone Plains, followed by afternoon tea in the Education Centre. 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.

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