Events & Exhibitions

Our Museum is a busy place with Exhibitions from our collection, book launches and our annual Airing of the Quilts, plus collaborations with other groups such as Embroiderers.

Coming Exhibition – Heirlooms of the Future

8 April – 17 June





A wonderful display by the local textile and embroidery group, Loose Threads.  This will be the third time this group has exhibited at Crawford House, the last time being in 2012. The work for this exhibition has been completed during the last four years.

Traditional techniques with a contemporary interpretation will be one of the themes investigated as well as works based on or inspired by “collections”.  Presently members of the group are creating work close to their hearts as they respond to the idea of making that one piece that has always eluded them.

These new works by Loose Threads demonstrate excellence in embroidery, confidence in design and more importantly, a love of textile arts.  Members are Barbara Johnson, Barbara Riordan, Lynnie Rice, Enid Taylor and Jan Wagner.

Future Exhibitions 2017


8, 9, 10 July:  The Airing of the Quilts  The 10th anniversary of this spectacular quilt exhibition.



1 September – 22 October:  140 Years of Alstonville Cricket   Stories, photographs and memorabilia of cricket in Alstonville

Fashion Project Sessions   You can bring your own fashion project to life under the guidance of experienced fashion industry style coach and pattern engineer Lois Hennes for a $10 per hour donation to the Museum.  Please book with Lois on 0439 423 185.

In between Exhibitions the Museum has Open House featuring items from our collection reflecting family life from the turn of the century to the 1960s.

Past Events

Platypus Pioneer Progress Exhibition  This unique exhibition was held from the 7th September to 4th November 2012.  It told the story of the members of the Charles Bulwinkel family and had at its heart the return anBullwinkel 1d display of an extremely rare platypus skin rugP1010299 to the place where the platypus had been caught.  Over 80 platypus skins from Maguires and Duck Creeks in Alstonville were made by members of the family into a double bed sized rug.  The rug was eventually acquired by the Powerhouse Museum in 2003 and loaned to the Society especially for this exhibition.