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.

** Our 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.  He has done this free of charge for clients who are unable to visit the Museum.

For details of the next Frock Club meeting click here

The Richmond Valley Woodcrafters Club are hosting the Northern Rivers annual competition at Crawford House.  The open days for the public will be on Saturday and Sunday 30 June & 1 July from 10.00 – 4.00 with a BBQ lunch on Saturday.  Items on display and for sale.


Future Exhibitions 2018

6, 7, 8 July 2018:  The Airing of the Quilts  An outstanding exhibition of quilts by local and regional quilters.


Raffle tickets are now on sale for this beautiful Quilt on display in the House.



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.