Open Days and Public Meetings - 2022

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 $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 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.

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 2022

Sunday 13th - Public Meeting - 2pm.  This meeting will include the postponed 2020/2021 Annual General Meeting previously scheduled for August 2021.
Guest Speaker:  Sue Stenning
Topic:  "The Visitors Book of Greystanes House". Come and hear about many of the people who were entertained at Greystanes House one hundred years ago, including famous war heroes, stars of stage and screen, and ladies of high society.


March 2022

Sunday 13th - Open Day - 11am - 4pm
On the front lawn:   Isuzu Car Club.  
In front of the house:  City of Holroyd Brass Band (session times tba)
Inside the house:   Garage Sale, with all proceeds going to Linnwood (there will be no clothing, shoes or electrical items).
"We'll Meet Again" - display of WWII domestic memorabilia by Christine McKenna, including items from her private collection as well as items kindly donated to the Friends of Linnwood.
Photographic display by Granville Historical Society.
Stallholders:  Various arts & crafts.  Community information stalls - Brislington Medical & Nursing Museum; Justices of the Peace (JP) "Awareness Stand"; Parramatta Female Factory Friends; Topp Tours.


April 2022     

Wednesday 20th - Participating in the National Trust Heritage Festival - Theme "Curiosity" - 10am - 2pm
The house will be open to visitors  -  link: Discovering Linnwood – National Trust 
Entry Fee includes Devonshire Tea:  Adults $12, Children $5, Concession $10, National Trust Members $10
Pre-booking is required for catering purposes - Email: friendsoflinnwood@gmail.com   Phone: 0412 606644
                                        

May 2022

Sunday 15th - Public Meeting - 2pm
Guest Speaker:  Mark Bundy
Topic:  Rookwood Cemetery

Sunday 22nd -  Participating in the National Trust Heritage Festival - Theme "Curiosity" - 10am - 2pm
The house will be open to visitors  -  link: Discovering Linnwood – National Trust
Entry Fee includes Devonshire Tea:  Adults $12, Children $5, Concession $10, National Trust Members $10
Pre-booking is required for catering purposes - Email: friendsoflinnwood@gmail.com   Phone: 0412 606644


July 2022

Sunday 10th - Open Day - 11am - 4pm    
On the front lawn:   American Independent Car Clubs (Studebaker, Packard, Hudson-AMC, Willys Overland vehicles);  Italian Made Social Motoring Club - Alfa Romeo, Fiat, and other Italian automotive brands;  FX-FJ Holden Car Club.  
In front of the house:  Parramatta Brass Band (session times 11.30am-1.30pm with a 20min break)
Inside the house:  Last chance to see "We'll Meet Again" - display of WWII domestic memorabilia by Christine McKenna, including items from her private collection as well as items kindly donated to the Friends of Linnwood.
Stallholders:  Various arts & crafts and community information.                                                                                                                      


August 2022
    
Sunday 14th - Public Meeting and 2021/2022 Annual General Meeting - 2pm
Guest Speaker:  Ronda Gaffey
Topic:  Parramatta Female Factory - "A Most Singular Heritage Site"


September 2022

Sunday 11th - Open Day - 11am - 4pm 
On the front lawn:   Mustang Owners Club Australia (NSW) - 40th Year Anniversary Celebration, and Shelby Car Club - celebrating 60 years
In front of the house:  City of Holroyd Brass Band (11am - 1pm)
Inside the house:  Display by the Carnival Glass Collectors Association.
Stallholders:  Various arts & crafts and community information.
                                                                                    See flyer for more information



November 2022

Sunday 13th - Open Day - 11am - 4pm
On the front lawn:  Ducati Owners Club Concourse, and possibly representatives from other bike clubs
In front of the house:  City of Holroyd Brass Band (session times tba)
Inside the house:  To be confirmed
Stallholders:  Various arts & crafts and community information.


December 2022

Sunday 11th - 12.30pm for 1.00pm - Members' Christmas Lunch