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.
** Our Past President, John Sim has taken some of our museum collection to Maranoa for a “Show and tell”. The first session was themed on washing day and another one is now planned around cooking.
Current Exhibition – Summer at Crawford House
21 October 2018 – 27 January 2019
Summer at Crawford House seeks to show local memories of this most loved season. Yes, we will show it is a time when the mossies are buzzin’ and the snakes are on the move! Swimming, sunburn, Santa, salads, school speech nights and storms are just a few of the themes this exhibition will touch on.
Fridays 10.00 am – 4.00 pm and Sundays 1.00 – 4.00 pm.
Future Exhibitions 2019
Rock & Roll – 1 March – 31 May 2019 – Fashion, Music and Dance of the 50’s and 60’s
The Airing of the Quilts – 5, 6 & 7 July 2019
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.
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 and display of an extremely rare platypus skin rug 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.