History Week in Bingara

September 3, 2012

History Week 2012 runs from 8 to 16 September.  Now in its 16th year, History Week is a significant event that engages local communities on the NSW cultural calendar.

History Week - 8 - 16 September 2012

The objectives of History Week are to:

*  Showcase history in an innovative and exciting format.

  • Give people a sensory experience of a moment in time.
  • Attract new audiences to history, demonstrating that history is exciting, relevant and all around us.
  • Present audiences with the rich and diverse history relevant to all aspects of our community.

*  Provide educational experiences that reach out to students from primary to tertiary level and promote lifelong learning opportunities.

What is History Week?
History Week was initiated by the History Council of New South Wales (HCNSW) in 1997 to showcase the rich, diverse history being produced by organisations and individuals across the state. History Week is about celebrating the best in community history, highlighting its role in our cultural life and inviting people to get involved.

During History Week, community groups, local councils, libraries, archives, museums, universities, cultural institutions, professional and amateur historians across NSW open their doors to present the latest in today’s historical research – fascinating stories, artifacts and experiences about both our past and ourselves today.

Click to view full sized History Week posterWhat’s happening in Bingara
The Bingara District Historical Society invites everyone to join them in celebrating History Week 2012.

During History Week, the Bingara Museum will be open on Monday to Friday between the hours of 10.00am to 3.00pm. Entry will be by gold coin donation with children free. There will be special displays in the museum based on the theme of History Week; “Threads”.

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In conjunction with this there will be themed displays in various vacant shop windows in Maitland Street and guided historical walking tours along Maitland Street. The guided walking tours will begin at the museum at 10.00am each day from Monday to Friday. The tour will take more than one hour and will cover the length of Maitland Street between Keera and Heber Streets, so come prepared. It will only cost a gold coin to join the walk.

The Bingara Museum is regarded by many visitors and museum experts as a holding a very fine local history collection. The historical society prides itself on its wealth of local family historical records, handling many enquiries each year from relatives of Bingara pioneering families. If you have not been to your museum, now is a great time to have a look.

For more information contact:

  • Peter Jones on 0408 601 425 or
  • Kath Bleechmore on 6724 1143