Heritage Festival : Stones that speak
18 April 2017
The Hall School Museum and Heritage Centre will again be an enthusiastic participant in the annual ACT and district Heritage Festival. On the weekend of 29-30th April , 10.00 - 4.00 pm the Centre will be presenting the first public showing of Lyall Gillespie's huge collection of local aboriginal artefacts assembled over many years by this former Canberra City Manager and renowned local historian.This expertly curated display of stone tools will provide an insight into the lives and skills of Canberra's earliest inhabitants.
At the same times there will be a display titled 'Old days and old ways', showing how things were done around the home and farm during early European settlement of the district. In addition to static display of early tools and machinery, and early photographs of farming in the area, there will be a demonstration of early blacksmithing techniques and wood working by the Hall Men's Shed.
Antiques and collectibles
As well as the displays and demonstrations there will be an opportunity to bring items of art, antiques, heritage and/or Asian treasures for an appraisal by Antique and Fine Art specialists Andrew Whitehead and Ken Laughlin. The cost will be a gold coin donation, with a maximum of three items per person. Valuations will not be available. This will be on Saturday only, and commence at 11.00 am.
Visitors will also be able to view the original Hall Public School, a one teacher bush school dating from 1911, and the 'ANZAC' exhibition, 'When Hall Answered the Call'.
Easy parking, play equipment for the children, refreshments available; we look forward to seeing you!