Heritage Week runs from 12 to 19 September and takes a fascinating look at potions, pills, sickness and health as Whitehorse has grown and developed. Here are some of the Highlights.
Program highlights include:
Potions and Pills
When: Now, until Saturday 30 November. Open Saturday and Sunday 2pm-5pm. Also open Melbourne Cup Day.
Where: Schwerkolt Cottage and Museum Complex, Deep Creek Road, Mitcham
A unique display of historic medical instruments, medication containers and more.
Health and Hygiene: Then and Now
When: Friday 13 September – Saturday 14 September, 10am-4pm
Where: Lower Town Hall, Box Hill Town Hall, 1022 Whitehorse Road, Box Hill
Cost: Gold coin donation
Historical displays of life in the (not so) good old days of health epidemics and now-antiquated medical approaches. Also watch demonstrations of CRP and defibribilation, and take a blood pressure test.
Healthy Appetites – Cooking Demonstration
When: Wednesday 18 September 10.30am-12.30pm
Where: Box Hill Community Arts Centre, 470 Station Street, Box Hill
Bookings essential: Phone 9262 6555
MasterChef contestant Jacquie Ackland demonstrates two delicious dishes using the healthy pyramid model of nutrition. Book early – places are limited!
For a full program of events, visit www.whitehorse.vic.gov.au/HeritageWeek or for more information call 9262 6478.
*Banner image: Infant Welfare Centre Box Hill c. 1940s
Image courtesy of Box Hill Historical Society Inc.