Bangalow BBQ & Bluegrass Festival...what an awesome day!! 50 BBQ’s pushing out punishing aroma’s, great music and an amazingly successful fundraising day for our museum. Hot sellers were the fruit salad cups and scones with jam and cream and icey cold milkshakes! Thanks to all our supporters and the BEAUTiful dedicated vollies (some pictured below). We’ll be sure to be there next year… with even more bells on!
the voluntarily beaming faces of Mary W, Steph K, Wendy G & Trisha B.
photo credits: Lyn from Niche Pictures
John Newton in conversation with Pam Brook
Heritage House hosted a Book launch for “The Oldest Foods on Earth” by John Newton. Brilliant original recipes from book the book were prepared and a fascinating conversation made for a delightful and cosy evening.
Native Hibiscus ,Davidson Plum , Wild lime punch
Davidson plums . Wild limes, aniseed tea leaves
photo credits: Christina de Water
Whilst writing up our bi-monthly newsetter for June/July we surprised ourselves with the lengthy list of our goings on… well, what we could remember:
Catered function fundraising at Gretel farm B&B with classical music treat
Venue Visitors included: Regional doctors workshop meeting, Local ‘pickers’ dinner, Mental Health professionals network, The Byron Bay Community Transport, Friends of the Koala/landcare group run by council, Byron Feros care luncheon, St Carthages aged care, bangalow landcare AGM.
…. chocolate! workshops and tastings coming up for july/august. An exhibition will run concurrently to make chocolate hugely educational !
Delicious Pop Up Breakfaste with Flea Market/Garage Sale
Work shop– Anita and Wendy are off to New Italy to attend a 3 day Mosaic collection software workshop.
Research Property history projects: Bangalow guest house, and two private Bangalow houses.
Grant from state government is in the pipline for building development to expand museum exhibition space.
Also, new signage:
The Historical Society Committee has discussed and agreed to update signage to lead people to our great facility, which lead to a discussion on the entire branding for the museum. “Heritage House, cafė-museum-shop” has been chosen to simplify what we do and who we are.
A spirited gathering of our Bangalow community came together on Australia day afternoon to celebrate this special day. All enjoyed our beautifully cooked lamb on the spit by Rex and Patrick and of course in Heritage House tradition no celebration is the same without our beautiful desserts. All sang a boisterous ‘happy birthday’ as we cut into our cake with our lifetime member Margaret Browne doing the honors.
Our afternoon was spent singing along with the Northern Rivers Ukulele Orchestra, and all voices were in fine form!
Trish and Wendy, well earned fun
Faasao, Anastasia, Julian & Ethan Bleakley enjoying the day