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The Historic Houses Association is delighted to present the Living Heritage Festival – celebrating the crafts of the past and the heritage of tomorrow.  

Speakers on the day include HCNSW President, Dr Stephen Gapps, author Dr Paul Irish, and Hilary Davidson.

Event information:  See diverse craft specialists; engage with pop-up history talks; join in hands-on craft workshops, and watch fascinating demonstrations. Traditional trade skills on display in the chapel include heritage stonework, paint, stencilling and wood graining techniques.  

Browse the exhibition of rare colonial fashion gowns, view demonstrations by a range of craft artisans, learn the art of quilling and join a sewing circle, and hear from local historians about the stories of the people, houses and life around Tempe House from the 1830s to today’s restoration. Chat to the experts about native bee keeping, heritage sustainability and learn about how life was lived on the banks of the Cooks River.

There will also be a variety of artisan and local food stalls, with craft beer for sale.

When: Sunday 4 August, 10am-4pm
Where: Tempe House, 8 Brodie Spark Dr, Sydney, Australia 2205
Cost: ​$10 | Children 12 and Under Go Free
Book: online via buttons above.