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
"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" CANCELLED

Replaced by Dr John Brodie who will give a presentation on "The History of Justices of the Peace"

July 2019

Sunday 14th - Open Day - 11am - 4pm
On the front lawn:  American Independent Car Clubs - anticipated displays by Hudson-AMC, Studebaker, Packard, Willys Overland Knight, Auburn Cord Duesenberg, WWII Jeeps NSW.

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 stalls.

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
In front of the house:  City of Holroyd Brass Band (12.30pm-2.00pm - tbc)
Exhibitors:  Carnival Glass Collectors Association 
Stallholders:  "Brislington" Medical & Nursing Museum Parramatta;  Friends of Old Government House;  Fairfield District Orchid Society;  JPs from the Cumberland Branch of the NSW Justice Association will be present to provide advice and guidance on matters relating to JP's activities;  NSW Spoon Collectors Club;  Various Arts & Crafts stalls.

November 2019

Sunday 10th - Open Day - 11am - 4pm
On the front lawn:  British Car Clubs;  Magic Metal Motoring Club;  Trevor Thomas Bikes Day
In front of the house:  City of Holroyd Brass Band (1.00pm-2.30pm - tbc)
Exhibitors:  Sydney Model Auto Club
Stallholders:  Friends of Old Government House; Various Arts & Crafts stalls.

December 2018

Sunday 15th - Members' Christmas Lunch