Open Days and Public Meetings - 2024

This calendar will be updated as details of Public Meeting guest speakers, Open House exhibitors and Special Events are confirmed.

(Dates and events may be subject to change)

Open Days are normally held on the 2nd Sunday in March, July, September and November with the house open from from 11am - 3pm.   An entry fee of $5.00 per person is charged, with children under 12 years admitted free.  

Public Meetings are held on the 2nd Sunday in February, the 3rd Sunday in May, and the 2nd Sunday in August (this meeting includes the Annual General Meeting).  Meetings commence at 2pm.  A Guest Speaker is booked for each meeting and  Afternoon Tea is provided.

Current advice from the NSW Health Department is that masks are no longer necessary in some indoor settings, however if visitors feel more comfortable wearing a mask, please do so.

We now have Eftpos as well as Cash facilities


February 2024

Sunday 11th - Public Meeting - 2pm
Guest Speaker:  Pam Wilson - Hills District Historical Society
Topic:  "The Castle Hill Rebellion and Battle of Vinegar Hill"  (which celebrates its 220th anniversary in March with a re-enactment at Castle Hill Heritage Park on Saturday 2nd March at 5.00pm)


March 2024

Sunday 24th - Open Day - 11am - 3pm
On the front lawn: Mustang Owners Club, British Ford Club of NSW, Small Ford Car Club NSW, FPV-Tickford Club of NSW, 
                                   72-78 Ford Car Club, XW-XY Falcon Club, other Ford car clubs tbc;  Old Car Social Club and possibly                                       other car clubs.
                                  PLUS:  Holroyd Brass Band (session times 12.20pm - 1.00pm, and 1.20pm - 2.00pm)
Inside the house:   Display by Granville Historical Society
Stallholders:           Various arts & crafts and community information stalls


April 2024

Sunday 28th - The friends will be participating in the National Trust's Australian Heritage Festival, with the theme "Connections".  Displays include:
-   Homes with a connection to the McCredie family;
-   Well-known buildings in Sydney designed by George & Arthur McCredie, as well as cable telephone tunnels under Sydney;
-   Previous land holdings of some members of the McCredie family, including George's wife Susan McCredie (nee Blackwood);
-   In the McCredie Room, donations from members of the McCredie family.
-   Rolling Powerpoint presentation on "The History of Linnwood", as well as photographic display of its story through the years.
-   Plus other displays of local historic interest.
The house will be open from 10.00am - 2.00pm. Devonshire Tea included in entry fee of $15.00pp
(National Trust members $12.00pp).  Cash or card accepted.
Bookings essential for catering purposes - Ph: 0412 606644 / 0409 227679, or email: friendsoflinnwood@gmail.com


May 2024

Sunday 19th - Public Meeting - 2pm
Guest Speaker:  Andrew West - City of Canada Bay Heritage Society
Topic:  "History of Canada Bay" - How did Canada Bay get its name....  Andrew will also talk about their excellent museum.


July 2024

Sunday 14th - Open Day - 11am - 3pm    
On the front lawn:  Mercedes Benz Club NSW - "Chrome Bumper Day";  American Independent Car Clubs;  
Inside the house:    TBA
Stallholders:            Various arts & crafts and community information stalls                                                                                                                      

August 2024
    
Sunday 11th - Public Meeting (includes 2023/24 Annual General Meeting) - 2pm
Guest Speaker:  Judith Dunn OAM  
Topic:  "Parramatta Industrial School for Boys" (also known by the more familiar name of St Vincent's Boys Home) - 1-hour presentation


September 2024

Sunday 8th - Open Day - 11am - 3pm 
On the front lawn:   Mustang Owners Club State Concours - celebrating 60 years of the Mustang Car
Inside the house:      Doll Collectors' Club of NSW
Stallholders:              Various arts & crafts and community information stalls
                                                                                  

November 2024

Sunday 10th - Open Day - 11am - 3pm
On the front lawnDucati Owners Club; FB-EK Holden Club; Wolseley Car Clubs;  (other car clubs yet tbc)
Inside the house:     Carnival Glass Collectors Association of Australia
Stallholders:             Various arts & crafts and community information stalls


December 2024

Sunday 8th - 12.30pm for 1.00pm - Members' Christmas Lunch