Mar 27, 2011

Council's National Trust Heritage Festival

Youth Week is not the only celebration scheduled for April – we’ve also got the National Trust Heritage Festival, which will be focussed on the George Hanna Memorial Museum at Mascot Library and in the Central Library at Eastgardens.

At the museum we’re asking locals to share their stories of the area.  Bring in your stories of old Botany, Mascot and our other suburbs, photographs or any object with a bit of history.  His way we keep finding out new bits of our local history. Bring your stories and anything else along to the museum on Wednesday April 13 at 10.00am and share them – there’s also some morning tea as part of Heritage Week. Over at the Central Library at Eastgardens shopping centre, we’ve organised a talk on the emergence and the disappearance of Lauriston Park.

Never heard of Lauriston Park? Well before Sydney’s Kingsford Smith Airport grew and grew, there was a few streets and some homes that was Lauriston Park.  All the airline terminals were along a street which was backed by houses.  The airport’s growth swallowed up the houses and the old suburb of Lauriston Park.

On Saturday April 9 at 2.00pm, Lauriston Park will re-emerge for the afternoon with a talk, photographs, maps and some oral history.  The event is free but you will have to book. For information on either of the National Trust Heritage Week events, contact the staff at both libraries and the museum or call 9366 3888

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