Heritage Week Goes Digital

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Deakin and Muir children, Surrey Hills backyard 1920s.
Surrey Hills Neighbourhood Heritage Collection.

Whitehorse News - September 2020

Step back in time to enjoy the hidden treasures to be found in our municipality.

This year, we have reimagined Heritage Week as a one week online celebration of hidden treasures and memories handed down from a generation to the next.

All events are free but some require booking your place.

Events Highlight 

Schwerkolt Cottage - Mini Virtual Tour
Hear about the history of Schwerkolt Cottage and the lives of the people who built and developed the surrounding land. This wonderful homestead allows us a glimpse into time gone by and the artefacts that have been restored from this era.
Treasures of Years Gone By – Slide Show
This presentation highlights some of the iconic buildings and significant landmarks situated in the City of Whitehorse. Learn more about the history of this area with information dating back to the traditional custodians and the settling pioneers.
Artspace Hidden Treasures - Online Exhibition
Whitehorse Artspace will showcase on a rolling carousel some of the often hidden treasures of the Whitehorse Art Collection from the 1850s to present day. Items included were painted by artists who have become highly significant at representing Australian landscapes, life and culture.
Treasures from the Box Hill Historical Society Collection - Slide Show
This slide show and voiceover highlights some of the unique records held by the Box Hill Historical Society in their archives at the Box Hill Town Hall, and point to the availability of indexes to assist in locating individuals and properties.
Inside the Surrey Hills Collection - Slide Show
The Surrey Hills Historical Society Inc. has a largely paper-based collection that dates back to the late 1970s. Photos are the collection’s backbone and provide clues to our changing environment and the way we used to live.
Caring for your Treasures
Personal collections are vulnerable to deterioration, whether it be from handling, light or the intervention of pests. We can learn from Museums, Libraries and Archives how to use preventative maintenance to keep our treasures safe. Co-founder of Archival Survival, will present some simple archival methods and suggest materials to help care for your personal treasures.
Discover your family history with Find My Past!
Find My Past is available free with your Whitehorse Manningham library card. Find My Past provides millions of online historical records including births, deaths and marriages, census, military, immigration, electoral roles and more. Learn how to connect with your British and Irish ancestors and bring your story to life!
Antiques Roadshow with Abbey’s Auctions
Abbey’s Auctions will assess your personal and treasured antiques, providing you with a live appraisal. Just like the television program, the Antiques Roadshow is fun to watch as well as have your items appraised. Please see guidelines for submitting an item for appraisal Heritage Week page and e-mail submissions by Wednesday 9 September.

More information and full program on Heritage Week page.