Experience living heritage, digital stories, quirky collections and antique cars
  • Friday 04 March 2016
heritage discovery showcase, May Day Carnival Procession, Nambour, c.1922

May Day Carnival Procession, Nambour, c.1922. Courtesy Picture Sunshine Coast.

Sunshine Coast Council’s Heritage Discovery Showcase is an opportunity for the heritage industry to come together in one location and showcase the places and stories that make our region special to the community.

Celebrate the Sunshine Coast’s rich history at the Heritage Discovery Showcase from 10am to 3pm on Sunday, March 20, 2016 at the School of Arts Hall, corner of Pacey Street and Memorial Drive, Eumundi.

Step back in time at the Heritage Discovery Showcase and enjoy a fashion parade through the eras, butter making and wood carving demonstrations, a classic antique car display and hear interesting stories from 15 local museums and heritage organisations from across the region.

Come and talk to experts and gain tips about looking after your collectables and antiques.

And just because you are young, it doesn’t mean you will miss out on experiencing our living heritage - a range of workshops especially for children will be available. Children can join Lyndon Davis to make their very own miniature canoe carving while learning about the local history of the Traditional People.

Queensland Air Museum’s (QAM’s), which calls Caloundra home, will have a de Havilland Sea Vixen Jet Fighter Cockpit pod on display. This pod is only one of two Sea Vixens in the Southern Hemisphere. The other is a complete aircraft also held by the QAM at Caloundra. The Sea Vixen pilot’s compartment is complete with instrumentation, decommissioned ejector seats and controls.

And that’s not all. There will also be screenings of council’s suite of classic heritage films including The Tide and Tide: The SS Dicky Story, Memorably Moffat: beach house stories, The Ma and Pa Bendall: Making Waves and the Mary Grigor: a remarkable life.

Be the first to witness fascinating historical objects in council’s two new cultural heritage museum boxes, including objects from the SS Dicky and a beautiful display of restored books from the collections of Bankfoot House and Berkelouw Book Barn, Eumundi.

So grab the family, friends, the camera and make a day of it at the Heritage Discovery Showcase and while there explore the township of Eumundi with a guided heritage walk at 11am.

If all this activity makes you hungry, you can unwind at the Retro Café and Lounge and Eumundi Rotary Club will be serving delicious all day breakfast.

When you arrive make a point of picking up a copy of the new Our heritage, our stories Discovery Guide – a comprehensive must-have heritage guide of the Sunshine Coast region. Keep it handy in your car’s glove box for when you are out and about exploring the treasures of the Sunshine Coast.

The Heritage Discovery Showcase and Heritage Discovery Showcase Weekend are funded by the Sunshine Coast Council Cultural Heritage Levy. The levy was introduced in 2009 to ensure the region’s stories, traditions and places continue to be protected and experienced by future generations.

Make sure you grab your diary today and reserve from 10am to 3pm on March 20 to attend the Heritage Discovery Showcase. While there book in the inaugural Heritage Discovery Weekend on April 30 and May 1. This weekend will shine the spotlight on some of our region’s fascinating museums and heritage places.

Immerse yourself in the region’s cultural heritage and celebrate who we are at the Heritage Discovery Events

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