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 1, 2 and 3 July – The Airing of the Quilts – An Annual Event
Beautiful quilts for display and sale by quilters from all over the Northern Rivers area. You can vote for your favourite!
Open from 10.00 am – 4.00 pm – entry is $7 and includes refreshments. The lovely quilt pictured here will be raffled and the winning ticket drawn at the Alstonville Show on Saturday 29th October.
There is a pop-up shop with Sandy from Shiralee Stitches. The Richmond Valley Woodworkers will be here too with displays, demonstrations and items for sale.
Future Exhibitions 2016 – 2017
11 September – 9 October Stories of Alstonville Businesses (personal stories with photographs)
4 November – 19 March 2017 Children’s Toys and Games (includes social aspects – childcare and pre-school)
Fashion Project Sessions Each Friday afternoon the Museum’s side verandah is abuzz with activity under the guidance of experienced fashion industry style coach and pattern engineer Lois Hennes. Bring your own fashion project to life 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.
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.