Open Days and Public Meetings - 2019

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 - 4pm.                                             An entry fee of $3.00 per person is charged, with children under 5 years admitted free.  

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


February 2019

Sunday 17th - Public Meeting - 2pm
Guest Speaker:  Bruce Shying
Topic:  "Women and the Sea".  Women have always gone to sea, e.g. they fought along with the men in The Battle at Trafalgar with Lord Nelson, but never received any credit.


March 2019

Sunday 10th - Open Day - 11am - 4pm
Exhibition: 
"Steam Gone But Not Forgotten" Photographic Display of Steam Trains by Graham Palmer  In its place:  "Vintage Love" - Featuring 40 years of vintage wedding dresses and accessories - curated by Christine McKenna.
Stallholders:  Includes the Women's Creative Hub from Auburn Community Centre; Brislington Nursing Museum Parramatta; NSW Spoon Collectors Club; Holroyd Art & Craft Society; Western Sydney Woodturners; The Traditional Tools Group; Various Arts & Crafts.
 
                                                                                                                       

May 2019

Sunday 19th - Public Meeting - 2pm
Guest Speaker:  Julian Leatherdale
Topic:  "The Hydro Majestic Story"

 

July 2019

Sunday 14th - Open Day - 11am - 4pm
On the front lawn:  American Independent Car Clubs (to be confirmed)
Exhibition:  Display of Old Sewing Machines from the Private Collection of John & Christine McKenna, and  including some machines donated to the Friends of Linnwood
Stallholders: "Brislington" Medical & Nursing Museum Parramatta;  NSW Spoon Collectors Club;  Various Arts & Crafts.



August 2019

Sunday 11th - Public Meeting and Annual General Meeting - 2pm
Guest Speaker:  Dr Judith Godden
Topic:  "Crown Street Women's Hospital, a history 1893-1983"


September 2019

Sunday 8th - Open Day - 11am - 4pm 
On the front lawn:  Mustang Owners' Club;
Exhibitors:  Carnival Glass Collectors Association;  City of Holroyd Brass Band (12.30pm-2.00pm - tbc)
Stallholders:  Parramatta Female Factory Friends;  NSW Spoon Collectors Club;  Various Arts & Crafts.



November 2019

Sunday 10th - Open Day - 11am - 4pm
On the front lawn:  British Car Clubs
Exhibitors:  City of Holroyd Brass Band (1.00pm-2.30pm - tbc);  Magic Metal Motoring Club
Stallholders:  Various Arts & Crafts.



December 2018

Sunday 15th - Members' Christmas Lunch