June 2018

MURRAY DISTRICTS HISTORICAL SOCIETY

 

 

Located at the Old Schoolmaster's House, Edenvale Heritage Precinct, Pinjarra. 
Opening hours from 11am to 3pm on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

 

 

 

Tying the Knot event held in early May received sixty members and visitors, many of whom travelled from regions outside the Murray District and enjoyed the wonderful talk ‘Tying the Knot’ which covered courtship, marriage and wedding dresses in the Swan River Colony. During the period of 'show and tell' there was an opportunity to view dresses, fabrics, petticoats - and photos of early weddings in the Murray. The response to this event was abundant!

 

Photos displayed at the ‘Tying the Knot’ event can now be seen in a new display room at Edenvale Homestead - at the end of the front verandah.


The  Pinjarrah Room at Edenvale was launched on 10th May – now available for public viewing, a permanent exhibition of life in Pinjarra from 1890 - 1960.  20 families with a strong connection to the town were interviewed for stories and memories that have given Pinjarra its personality. A panel series to explain those memories has been added to the walls in the original master bedroom of the beautiful Edenvale.  Display cabinets in the Pinjarrah Room include items from the era, loaned by members of the families.  The Pinjarrah Room display is open every day from 10 am – 3 pm.

 

DIARY NOTES:  

for All interested persons and All Members

A most interesting programme is prepared for 2018 so ‘watch this space’.

 

JUNE

  • June 2nd and 3rd – PINJARRA FESTIVAL

Murray’s largest free, community event, is set to entertain the whole family with an exciting line-up of acts, activities and attractions

Activities throughout Edenvale

Visit us at the Old Schoolmaster’s House – open all Saturday and Sunday

All Welcome!

 

JULY

  • Wednesday 4th July : all day

BUS TOUR:  Heritage Guildford

Bookings/enquiries: Dawn – led.zep@live.com.au or Penny – 0407 422 771

 

In the meantime, look at our Website murrayhistory.org.au/home for more information.

 

You can also Like us on Facebook here

 

Do you have an interest in the history of Pinjarra and the Murray Districts?

We are always looking for more volunteers to assist with the opening hours on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 11am to 3pm and with our various projects.

 

If you would like to become one of our volunteers, please advise

Jill on 0408 846 567 or by email alanjill37@hotmail.com

 

For information about the Murray Districts Historical Society, its membership and its activities, please visit us at Edenvale during opening hours or contact Dawn Hodgkinson, Secretary by email led.zep@live.com.au

Murray Districts Historical Society • Old Schoolmaster's House, Henry Street • Edenvale Precinct • Pinjarra Western Australia

Phone: 0408 846 567 or 0407 422 771