Sunday, October 24, 2010

history abounds in montrose

It was terrific to visit the Yarra Ranges Heritage Network to celebrate History Week 2010 today. Mooroolbark History Group hosted an Antiques and Collectibles Appraisal Day to showcase the network. People came from across the shire with family heirlooms, curios and oddities to be appraised by local experts.

This is Dianne Kueffer, from the Dandenong Ranges National Trust, who had a marvellous display of Semco embroidery and tapestries.

Local Heritage Societys put on displays and there was much to learn about the many pockets of early settlement across the Dandenongs.

Here I am with Phil Garland, president of the Sherbrooke Foothills Historical Society. Phil had a great display of military paraphernalia on hand and the kids took great delight in learning about the military guns circa 1855.

The historical and heritage societies are passionate about revealing and preserving our history. It was great to wander down memory lane, learn some more about our past and be thankful that there's volunteers who readily give their time to make sure our history is retained.

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