Events


Villages of the Heart

Villages of the Heart and the Orange Apple Festival Join Jacqui Newling on Saturday May 10 at the Orange Farmers market as part of...Continue reading

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Farewell Dr Rowland: a celebratory dinner, 1860s style: Toasts, tastes and tales to celebrate Carcoar hospital’s first doctor – Hugh Mortimer Rowland.

Carcoar Hospital museum is hosting a colonial themed dining event on Saturday March 21 to celebrate a dinner held nearly 150 years ago to...Continue reading

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BANJO PATERSON … MORE THAN A POET Exhibition in Yeoval, NSW

The popular Yeoval Museum/Exhibition “Banjo Paterson…more than a Poet” is taking delivery of new glass display cabinets purchased with a grant from the Department...Continue reading

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Fins to Flight

An exhibition of astounding images from world renowned wildlife photographer Akos Lumnitzer. These stunning images highlight the ecological and evolutionary progress from Fish to...Continue reading

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Farewelling a village doctor 150 years on

Farewelling a village Doctor 150 years on Visiting the National trust classified village of Carcoar near Blayney in Central West New South is like taking a step back in time, with its wooden-clad bridge, bull-nosed verandas and brightly-coloured advertising signs painted on local shop walls. A part of that history is being brought back to the present as villagers hold a dinner reminiscent of the 1867 farewell...Continue reading

Villages of the Heart Museum Open Weekend; May 8 – 10 2015

Museums in Central New South Wales are celebrating their unique stories with the inaugural Villages of the Heart Museums Open Weekend on Friday 8 May, Saturday 9 May and Sunday 10 May. The museums of Canowindra, Millthorpe, Lucknow, Orange, Carcoar, Molong, Eugowra, Yeoval and Blayney will be providing a special program of events. Visit the newly interpreted kitchen display in the Merriganowry Pioneer Hut at the Canowindra...Continue reading

Preserving a sculpture and a village

In a rustic rural park in Central West New South Wales two-storey high fractured bust of English sculptor Henry Moore rises above the knee high native grasses. It’s grown to be the centrepiece of the modest sculpture park in the village of Yeoval and has proven it has much more than monetary value. Yeoval’s Alf Cantrell is passionate about his village which has a population of about...Continue reading

Central NSW Museums

Visiting the museums and historic sites of the Orange, Cabonne, Blayney District provides an opportunity to experience the rural lifestyle of Australians at the time of Federation. Being able to see a 100 year old photo, farm machinery or tools used to craft the pioneer homes gives an appreciation of rural technology as well as the spirit of personal endeavour.

Explore the region through its Regional Museums Heritage Trail. Absorb the history and heritage of Australia’s colourful past.