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Heritage Festival 2017

18 April 2017

Stones the Speak

The Hall School Museum and Heritage Centre will again be an enthusiastic contributor to the ACT and District Heritage Festival. Over the weekend of 29th-30th April, 10.00 - 4.00 pm, the Centre will present 'Stones that Speak', the first major 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 historia. This expertly curated display will provide insight into the lives and skills of Canberra's original inhabitants.

At the same time there will be an 'Old Days and Old Ways' display, showing how things were done at home and on the farm during early European settlement of the district. In addition of static displays of early tools and machinery and early photographs of farming in the area, there will be demonstrations of early blacksmithing techniques and woodworking byt eh Hall Men's Shed.

Antiques and Collectibles

On Saturday 29th April only, there will be an opportunity to get an appraisal of some of your art, antiques, heritage or Asian treasures by Antique and Fina Art specialists Andrew Whitehead and Ken Laughlin. The cost will be a gold coin donation, and there will be a maximum of the three items per person. Valuations will not be available.

As well as these Heritage Festival 'specials' visitors will be able to view the original Hall Public School of 1911, and the 'ANZAC's' exhibition - 'When Hall answered the call'.

Easy parking, play equipment for the children, refreshments available; we look forward to seeing you!

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