Three events in the Manning during the school holidays will "shine" a light on our heritage.
Arts Mid North Coast's Shine program provides the opportunity to showcase our history through a number of special events, at Wingham, Tinonee and Cundletown museums.
The events include:
. Tall Tales and True: Wingham Museum - Friday April 26, 6pm to 8pm
The museum will come alive as volunteers, in costumes, stationed throughout the museum tell tall tales and true (via candle light). The stories will centre on Manning Valley history, local people and local events utilising information from the museum's extensive archives. Who knows who might be there in Jimmy Governor's cell, the hospital operating room, the War Room with soldiers' stories, or in Grandma or Grandpa's chairs? Cost: Adults $5. Pensioners $4. Children $1 and Family $10. Bookings essential phone 6553 5823 or firstname.lastname@example.org or inquire at the museum.
. Village Memories of Tinonee: Tinonee Hall - April 26 and 27, 5.30pm to 8.30pm
The Tinonee Historical Society in conjunction with the Tinonee Memorial School of Arts Hall presents a special exhibition of memorabilia from Tinonee's early days. Through early photographs and objects discover stories of the Tinonee Public School, the Hall, local churches, the Police Station and Courthouse, boat building, sawmills and local shops. Light refreshments. Donations for Hall maintenance. Cost: Adults $5, Concession $4 and Children under 12 $1. Family tickets $10. For info call: 6553 1571 or 0431 783 427. Email tinonee_museum @hotmail.com
. Up at Dawn - Celebrating the History of Dairying: Cundletown Museum - Sunday April 28, 3pm to 7pm
Discover the history of dairying with the Cundletown and Lower Manning Historical Society. See vintage dairy equipment, horse drawn farm implements and local milk factory artefacts. Watch local dairy entity Michael Barlin demonstrate the "art of ice cream making" using vintage apparatus - plus free ice cream samples! From 3.30pm face painting for young and young at heart (small charge); from 4.30pm making and repair of fishing nets with Graham Tisdell. Cost: Adult $5. Children free. Afternoon tea and barbecue available for a minimal cost. Contact: 6553 9574 or email@example.com
"Tucked away in our museums, buildings and landscapes big and small all over the Mid North Coast are some rare treasures and some very everyday objects. All of them tell the story of the fascinating and varied history and changing lifestyles of our region," said Kevin Williams, director of Arts Mid North Coast.
For the full program of SHINE events across the Mid North Coast visit www.artsmidnorthcoast.com/shine