HERITAGE FESTIVAL: Beyond the Homestead

7 May 2017

HERITAGE FESTIVAL: Beyond the Homestead

Sunday 7 May: 11am–2pm

Watercolour workshop: 11am–12pm (4 to 8 years) and 1–2pm (8 to 12 years - fully booked) 

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Conservation Talk: 11am–12pm

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Canoe tree walk: 12–1pm 

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Discovery / recovery: 12.30–1pm and 1–1.30pm 

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Free, register by Sat 6 May

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Step out of the homestead and discover different aspects of Lanyon from the outbuildings to the gardens. There is much to learn, to see and to do. Activities for children ranging from creating a pinwheel inspired by Lanyon’s windmill to watercolour workshops in the beautiful garden will be on offer. Delve deeper into history with conservation talks and advice, or join a walk to discover more about the Aboriginal heritage at Lanyon.


Be inspired by the historic Southern Cross windmill, the pretty autumn gardens and landscape to make a colourful pinwheel from recycled and repurposed materials.

Activities suitable for 4 to 12 year old children.

Conservation Talk

Join conservators Victoria and Andrew Pearce from Endangered Heritage in the Lanyon Machinery Shed to learn more about the challenges and successes of conserving objects.

Free, register by Sat 6 May at Eventbrite: BTHconservationtalk.eventbrite.com.au

Watercolour workshop

Explore the gardens at Lanyon, there are many sculptural and beautiful plants to inspire you before you settle down in a shady spot to create your own beautiful watercolour.

Free, register by Sat 6 May at Eventbrite: BTHchildrenswatercolour.eventbrite.com.au

11am–12pm (4 to 8 years)

Canoe tree walk

Join Tyronne Bell from Dharwra Aboriginal Cultural Tours for a walk to discover more about Aboriginal heritage at Lanyon. The walk will wend through a paddock at Lanyon to the Lanyon Canoe Tree, a Yellow Box over 200 years old with a large oval scar indicating bark was removed to make a canoe.

Free, register by Sat 6 May at Eventbrite: bthcanoetreewalk.eventbrite.com.au

Discovery / recovery

Bring your favourite portable objects and heirlooms to Lanyon and get some expert advice from University of Canberra and Australian Institute for the Conservation of Cultural Material conservators.

Free, register by Sat 6 May via Eventbrite: BTHConservationLanyon.eventbrite.com.au
12.30–1pm and 1–1.30pm