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

Current Exhibition 

 

 

 

 

11 March – 20 May:  Be in the Swim  The stories behind the struggle to build Alstonville’s first artificial pool, the wild swimming places of the Plateau and the changing styles of swimming costumes and accessories.  The exhibition features different forms of water sports including swimming, water polo and surfing – stories, photographs and memorabilia.  It commences in March to celebrate the opening of Alstonville’s third pool.

 

Future Exhibitions 2018

30 June & 1 July 2018:  Richmond Valley Woodcrafters  Display by local groups.  Saturday and Sunday 10.00 – 4.00.

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.