Image courtesy of the Port Macquarie Historical Society

The Port Macquarie Museum is offering free entry to all visitors on the first Sunday of every month, you are invited to come along and see their new exhibitions. The next free open day will be Sunday 2nd of December 11am to 3pm.

Current exhibitions include:

Comings and Goings: Comings and Goings is an exhibition exploring life’s milestones and how these are celebrated and remembered. Featuring christening, bridal and mourning fashions, keepsakes and photographs the exhibition examines how we mark the significant events in our lives.

 

Celebrating Oxley: 2018 marks two hundred years since Surveyor General John Oxley and his party arrived at the Hastings and named the place we know today as Port Macquarie. This exhibition explores some of the people and events associated with local Oxley celebrations over the past centenary.

 

World War One at Home: Commemorating the Centenary of Anzac, this exhibition tells the stories of local World War I enlistees and the impacts of the war on them, their families and the local community.

 

The Costume Gallery: Inspired by Annabella Boswell’s journals, the costume gallery exhibits many local women’s crafts, textiles and costumes from our significant and extensive collection. Contemporary clothing is also featured.

 

All Afloat: Port Macquarie has a rich and unique maritime history. All afloat features a snap shot of our many maritime activities and disasters, from the wrecking of Ben Boyd’s yacht The Wanderer in 1851 to regattas on the Hastings River.

There are many more unique exhibitions to see. The Museum is open Monday to Saturday 9.30am to 4.30pm  and on the first Sunday of each month from 11am to 3pm.  Regular pricing: Adult $7, Concession $5, Child $3, Family $15. Tours can be arranged upon enquiry.

 

When:    Sunday, 2nd December 2018, 11am to 3pm
Where:   Port Macquarie Museum, 22 Clarence Street, Port Macquarie
Cost:      Free
Contact: 02 6583 1108

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