Beauty of rich history shared at Childers Heritage Weekend

    Childers Heritage Weekend coordinator Scott Stedman amongst the quilts in Christ Church, Childers.

    Both an exciting and interesting weekend of activities is being planned for the third annual Childers Heritage Weekend on 11 and 12 May as part of the nation-wide Australian Heritage Festival.

    Coordinator of the Childers Heritage Weekend and volunteer coordinator at Childers Old Pharmacy Museum, Scott Stedman said it would celebrate the rich cultural and historic roots of the charming Childers area, along with our regional local heritage.

    “I have been proud to help several functions and features to already been developed which include museum visits, discovery walks around the town with Warren Martin and myself, an open-visit scheme consisting of historic buildings and sites of significance, static military and cultural displays, story-sharing in the library, demonstrations and displays of traditional crafting,“ Mr Stedman said.

    The weekend will also include the following.

    The Grand Hotel will open this year their verandah and some upstairs rooms while a historical talk will be given by manager Helen. Traditional Pub Classics will be served up by Lisa in the Grand Bistro between 11.30am and 2pm on Saturday.

    The Bundaberg Caledonian Pipe Band will be roaming Churchill Street during Saturday morning playing some old traditional tunes.

    Delicious Devonshire teas will be served up by the lovely ladies at the C.W.A. rooms in Crescent Street.

    The R.S.L. will again host the 5th Light Horse Regiment Hervey Bay Troop and will lead the Military Walk to the Soldiers Room conducted by Warren Martin.

    Head to the Childers Historical Complex for Billy Tea and Damper.

    While there be sure to check out the Clydesdale Horses and explore the historical building and displays.

    Christ Church will be open its doors to a display of patchwork quilts by the Childers Quilters while in the hall there will be an Orchid Display and a sales table by the Quilters.

    You can also enjoy morning tea home-made by the church ladies.

    The aim of the weekend is to draw visitors into the region allowing the shared historic and cultural richness and experience to encourage economic growth and development in the local area.

    It is hoped that food outlets, accommodation providers, museums, businesses, tourism operators and the general community will benefit from an influx of visitors.

    Look out for further posts on the Facebook page – Childers Heritage Weekend.