Open Days and Public Meetings - 2023

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 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.

February 2023

Sunday 12th - Public Meeting - 2pm
Guest Speaker:  Rod Harris
Topic:  Nell McCredie Pottery

March 2023

Sunday 12th - Open Day - 11am - 3pm
On the front lawn: Antique & Classic Motor Club;  Old Car Social Club;  Isuzu Car Club.
Inside the house:   The Friends of Linnwood will be holding an exhibition telling the stories behind some of the many donations                                    we have received over the years PLUS there will be a special display of our collection of
                                   McCredie Pottery - made by well-known potters Nell and her brother Bob McCredie
                                   There will also be displays by Holroyd Local History Research.
Stallholders:           Various arts & crafts and community information stalls including Western Sydney Woodturners, 
                                   The Traditional Tools Group, Gems & Glass Creations, Lorraine's Handbags, "Brislington" the Medical &                                             Nursing Museum, Justices of the Peace, Old Government House and MORE!

May 2023

Sunday 21st - Public Meeting - 2pm
Guest Speaker:  Philippa Lovely OAM
Topic:  The Royal Easter Show

July 2023

Sunday 9th - Open Day - 11am - 3pm    
On the front lawn:  Independent American car clubs including:  Cadillac La Salle, Packard, AMC Rambler, 
                                    Willy's Overland, and possibly others.
                                    British car clubs including: Morris Register, Riley, Austin, and possibly others.
                                    PLUS:  Parramatta City Band (session times tba)
Inside the house:    "Bygone Technology" - a range of items on display from days of yesteryear, kindly donated to
                                    the Friends of Linnwood.
Stallholders:            Various arts & crafts and community information stalls.                                                                                                                      

August 2023
Sunday 13th  Now Sunday 20th - Public Meeting and Annual General Meeting - 2pm
Guest Speaker:  Judy Horton OAM - Horticulturist, former garden adviser for Yates, and currently answering garden questions on ABC702 "Weekends with Simon Marnie" program.  
Topic:  History of the Australian backyard (1-hour presentation)

Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th August - 9.30am-4.00pm - Exhibition hosted by Wentworth Quilters.  
The house will be full of beautiful quilts on display. Quality homemade items for sale, a visiting retail shop, and a chance to win a beautiful quilt made by members of Wentworth Quilters.  Home baking at the Ohio Star Cafe.
Admission:  $6.00.   Enquiries:         Instagram @wentyquilters

September 2023

Sunday 10th - Open Day - 11am - 3pm 
On the front lawn:   Mustang Spring Festival - Open day and Car Show - Mustang Owners Club Australia (NSW Branch)
                                     PLUS:  City of Holroyd Brass Band (session times 11.00am-1.00pm)
Inside the house:      Carnival Glass Collectors Association
Stallholders:              Various arts & crafts and community information stalls.

November 2023

Sunday 12th - Open Day - 11am - 3pm
On the front lawn:  British Car Clubs including Alvis, Armstrong Siddely, Bristol, Daimler, Jensen, MG Restorers, 
                                    Rover Car Club, Singer, Sunbeam, Wolseley, and other smaller British car clubs.
                                    PLUS:  Motor bikes from the Ducati Owners Club NSW.
                                    PLUS:  FB-EK Holden Car Club of NSW and Antique & Classic Motor Car Club
                                    PLUS:  Parramatta City Band (session times 11.30am-1.30pm)
Inside the house:     Display of Vintage Childhood, including donations from the Friends of Linnwood Collection and items
                                     on loan from FOL members
Stallholders:             Various arts & crafts and community information stalls.

December 2023

Sunday 10th - 12.30pm for 1.00pm - Members' Christmas Lunch