Heritage Bus trips around the Blackstone area showing lots of heritage and historical sites, with commentary, are available from March to November - 14 March, 11 April, 9 May, 13 June, 11 July, 8 August, 12 September,10 October and 14 November 2021.
Bus leaves Cooneana Heritage Centre at 11am. The tour takes approximately one and a half to two hours.
Tickets $7.50 - includes time to explore the Centre before and after your bus tour. Online bookings essential as numbers are limited due to the pandemic.
**Visitors are required to observe all COVID 19 signage and directions from volunteers. Please ensure you have no symptoms of the virus and have not been in contact with anyone who has symptoms prior to attending. Thank you for your consideration.
Oral History taking Workshop
As we age, we are often heard to regret not asking questions of older people about their life, their work and connections. Photos just don't do it any more! Using smartphones, tablets and cameras we are now able to capture video of those who have an interesting story to recount.
On Sunday 28 March you have the opportunity to learn how to record the memories of members of your family or community at this workshop provided by Melanie Rush, Digital Archivist, Picture Ipswich.
Starting at 10am Melanie will lead participants through the organisation and filming of an oral history interview and share some of her own experiences in this field. At 11am there will be a 30 minute break for morning tea. From 11.30am to 12.30pm participants will have the chance to interview one another and practice with Melanie to offer feedback.
Cost of this workshop is $5.00 for members of Ipswich Historical Society and $10.00 for non-members. Participants should bring their own digital devices and pen and paper to take notes. Morning tea is included.
This workshop is limited to 14 participants to conform with Covid restrictions. Book early by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org noting any dietary requirements. You will be advised of your place by email and payment will be at the door.
Back in Time Family Fun Day
School holiday fun for all the family on Sunday 11 April at Cooneana Heritage Centre!
Take a step back in time to find out about life in the past. Experience doing the washing in a tub with a washboard. Play hopscotch, hoops, tug-of-war, skipping, croquet and more. Challenge your children to a sack race or help them create their own collage. Go back to school with our old-time teacher. Make butter with our kitchen maid and watch the blacksmiths hammering red hot metal.