Heritage Week kicks off around this time every year, and I have prepared the following information for you:
Canowindra Historical Society is celebrating Heritage Week 2018 with several new exhibitions.
An original testimonial presented by Canowindra townsfolk in 1923 to Fr Patrick Doran, first Catholic Parish Priest of Canowindra, has been unveiled in St Edward’s Church and can be viewed anytime the church is open. The significance of this testimonial is that it was presented by the town, not by the Catholic community, as a way of recognising Fr. Doran’s contributions to the welfare of anyone in need, and especially his efforts in fundraising to get the Canowindra War Memorial Hospital built.
A new exhibition on the history of ballooning in Canowindra is being prepared in the Museum and will be open in time for the week of the “Canowindra Balloon Challenge”, 21- 29 April.
A new interpretive sign has been erected at the South Canowindra monument (just near the Swinging Bridge), to update and refresh the existing monument. This “historical folly” is always worth a visit, having been for many years identified wrongly as the site of the 3 day hold up by the Ben Hall gang in 1863.
A new exhibition, “Paddock to Plate” has been opened at Orange Regional Museum, and features a number of fantastic items from our own Museum. The exhibition is free entry and will run for 12 months, and will take you back to many childhood memories on how food in this region was grown, sold, delivered and prepared. Definitely not to be missed!