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Local History Talks return!
The Society is happy to announce that our local history talks are returning in 2021.
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COLLECTIONS EXPLORER SERIES: JANUARY 2021
January is our month for exploring collections and collectors.
To complement the Museum’s focus on local collectors and their fascinating collections, the Society is hosting a range of talks that explore the history behind some local collections, the highlights of our own collections and advice on understanding and caring for your own collections.
COVID restrictions apply, so places are limited and booking is essential.
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BRAD BROWN’S BOTTLE SHOWCASE
Come and explore the world of heritage bottles with collector Brad Brown.
Never turn a blind eye on a coloured old bottle because it may be particularly special.
There are some real rarities out there like the pictured Hodgkiss soda water bottle. It was made in Cairns for a while in the 1880s.
Brad has been collecting bottles for more than 40 years and helped Cairns Museum curate its own collection for public display.
He will show treasures from the Cairns Museum and his own collection, as well as identify and appraise bottles held by a lucky 10 people.
The presentation will run at the Cairns Museum in the School of Arts building on the corner of Lake and Shields streets, from 2pm to 4.30pm.
The first 10 to book a ticket are invited to bring along one bottle for appraisal and guide to its possible value, and to learn about what to look for in old bottles.
As a heritage organisation, we ask people not to remove bottles from heritage sites but most locals dig the bottles up in their gardens or find them under the house and want to know about the manufacturer, what they were used for and the age and value of the bottle,” Ms Gibson said.
Entry is free to Cairns Museum members and to non-members who have paid for Museum entry.
Places are limited and can be booked here:
VOLUNTEER RECRUITMENT INFORMATION DAY
Do you love Tropical North Queensland & History?
Become a volunteer at Cairns Museum!
We are seeking helpful and courteous people to become a part of our energetic and rewarding team environment.
In particular, we are looking for volunteers interested in contributing to Cairns Museum’s school trailer program and tour guiding – those interested must love working with children.
Come and share your passion for the paradise we live in and be involved in our region’s dynamic tourism community.
If you have the following skills, we would love to hear from you.
- Enjoy working with children
- Can follow directions and keep deliveries to time frames (but still be flexible if need be)
- Clear and effective communicator – can deliver appropriate information at a child’s level
- Willing to follow procedures and protocols of schools and deliver appropriate information
- Team player, enjoy working with others
- Able to learn from others and follow scripted information
- Able to help load and unload trailer
- Performance/ role playing skills (especially for early childhood visits)
Saturday 8th February
To register your interest or for more information email our volunteer manager:
JOIN US FOR CHRISTMAS
Come and celebrate the 2019 festive season with the Cairns Historical Society and Cairns Museum.
Members, Friends and Supporters are invited to our Christmas Party, to be held in the gorgeous Plantation Room at the renovated Bungalow Hotel. There’s prizes, awards and a Christmas buffet to share.
- Friday 6 December, 5:30 – 8:30 pm, @ Bungalow Hotel, Plantation Room, 200 Aumuller St Bungalow
- Members and friends $30.
Numbers are limited so if you are planning to attend please RSVP and pay by Monday 2nd December. You can pay directly via Paypal, using the link below or pay over the counter at the Museum.
We would love to see you – so please make a note in your diary, RSVP and come along.
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