Childers Heritage Weekend

Childers Heritage Weekend

By Scott Stedman  –                                                                                      Coordinator of the Childers Heritage – 

“An exciting weekend of activities and attractions is now being planned for the 3rd Annual Childers Heritage Weekend on the 11th and 12th May as part of the nationwide Australian Heritage Festival.

The event will celebrate the rich cultural and historic roots of the charming Childers area, along with our regional local heritage. Several functions and features have already been developed under the guidance of Scott Stedman, Coordinator and Local Historian. These include museum visits, discovery walks around the town with Warren Martin and Scott Stedman, an open-visit scheme consisting of historic buildings and sites of significance, static military and cultural displays, story-sharing in the library, demonstrations, and displays of traditional crafting.

Military and Memorabilia Museum
  • The Grand Hotel will open their verandah and some upstairs rooms while a historical talk will be given by Manager Helen. Traditional Pub Classics will be served up by Lisa in the Grand Bistro between 11.30 and 2 on Saturday.
  • The Bundaberg Caledonian Pipe Band will be roaming Churchill Street during Saturday morning playing some old traditional tunes.
  • Delicious Devonshire teas will be served up by the lovely ladies at the C.W.A. rooms in Crescent Street.
  • The R.S.L. will again host the 5th Light Horse Regiment Hervey Bay Troop and will lead the Military Walk to the Soldiers Room conducted by Warren Martin.
  • Head to the Childers Historical Complex for Billy Tea and Damper. While there be sure to check out the Clydesdale Horses and explore the Historical Building and Displays.
  • Christ Church will open its doors to a display of patchwork quilts by the Childers Quilters while in the hall there will be an Orchid Display and a sales table by the Quilters. You can also enjoy morning tea homemade by the Church ladies.
Soldiers Memorial with Hervey Bay Light Horse Troop

The weekend aims to draw visitors into the region allowing the shared historic and cultural richness and experience to encourage economic growth and development in the local area. It is hoped that food outlets, accommodation providers, museums, businesses, tourism operators and the general community will benefit from an influx of visitors.

Contact: Scott Stedman – Coordinator of the Childers Heritage Weekend and Volunteer Coordinator at Childers Old Pharmacy Museum.  Telephone – 0490 818 295

Look out for further posts on our Facebook Page – Childers Heritage Weekend”.


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