Blue Mountains Historical Society MeetingsMeetings are held on the first Saturday of the month from February to November from 10 am until 12 noon at our premises:
Hobby's Reach, 99-101 Blaxland Road, Wentworth Falls.
Morning tea is available from 10am and meetings commence at 10.30am.
Library and Research Centre are open, and publications are available for sale.
Visitors are very welcome to attend these meetings.
If visitors wish to attend regularly then we would ask you to become a member and then you are eligible to attend our monthly excursions to places of historic interest and borrow books from our extensive library of history books.
Sunday 30 July 2017, Tarella Open Day
Saturday 5 August 2017, Monthly meeting
Doug Knowles: "The Lapstone Hill Tunnel, 1892 - Then and Now"
Saturday 12 August 2017, Grounds and Gardening Day, BBQ to follow.
Sunday 30 July 2017, Tarella Open Day
Celebrate 150 years of rail to Weatherboard (Wentworth Falls) on Sunday 30 July 2017 at the Blue Mountains Historical Society's Tarella Cottage Museum Open Day at 99 Blaxland Road Wentworth Falls between 10.00 am and 3.00 pm. Our Railway Exhibition is located in the Back-Room Exhibition Space.
Tarella Cottage, a typical Mountains 19th Century holiday cottage, has been standing in Wentworth Falls for over 125 years. It was built following the arrival of rail to the Mountains as Steam trains made the trip to and from Sydney so much easier and much more practical than the bullock wagon.
The Society's exhibition looks at the history of rail to Wentworth Falls to 1867. We have old photos, books and maps on display.
Tarella Open Day Entry charges are $5.00 for adults and $2.00 for children. Admission to the exhibition is then free. Morning and afternoon teas are available for a small donation.
Next Meeting: Saturday 5 August 2017at The History Centre, 99 Blaxland Rd, Wentworth Falls
Speaker: Doug Knowles - "The Lapstone Hill Tunnel, 1892 - Then and Now"
Saturday 12 August 2017, Grounds and Gardens work morning
GROUNDS AND GARDENS
BMHS will hold a Grounds and Gardens work morning on
SATURDAY, AUGUST 12th, 2017
(from 9am till midday)
The purposes of this outside work effort will be twofold ....
* To bring the growth occasioned by autumn rains back into order
* To discuss and establish a plan for management of the grounds into the future
If you are interested in helping the gardening team, please join us for a few hours. The more hands we have on deck, the more we can achieve. Please bring your own small tools, gloves etc.
After the work is over ....
A BARBEQUE LUNCH WILL BE SERVED ON THE VERANDAH OF THE CENTRE
TarellaGroups are always welcome throughout the year by prior arrangement
Refreshments can be provided. Please contact the Society.
BMHS calendar January to December 2017
|Sun Jan 29||BMHS Tarella Open Day|
|Sat Feb 4||Monthly Meeting|
"Blue Mountains Maps Through Time"
|Wed Feb 15||Excursion: David Parsons Organ Concert|
|Sun Feb 26||BMHS Tarella Open Day|
|Sat Mar 4||McLAUGHLIN LECTURE|
"Travelling to Wonderland - Pre-Motor Era Coach Services to Jenolan Caves"
John Low OAM
|Tue Mar 21||Excursion: Redfern Police Academy & Centennial Park|
|Sun Mar 26||BMHS Tarella Open Day|
|Sat Apr 1||MONTHLY MEETING & A.G.M.|
"In the Image of the Blue Mountains"
"Australian Parnassus - The Cultural Enclave of Faulconbridge & Linden"
|Thur Apr 20||Excursion: Milthorpe & Orange|
|Sun Apr 30||BMHS Tarella Open Day|
|Sat May 6||Monthly Meeting|
On the Receiving End. A brief insight into 'The Friends of Katoomba Falls Creek Valley'
|Sun May 28||BMHS Tarella Open Day|
|Sat Jun 3||Monthly Meeting|
"Electrifying Katoomba - the people, poles and power stations that lit the Mountains"
|Thu Jun 15||Excursion: Eryldene (Gordon) & Carisbrook House (Lane Cove)|
|Sun Jun 25||BMHS Tarella Open Day|
|Sat July 1||Monthly Meeting|
"Hassans Walls, Prized and Pillaged"
|Sun July 30||BMHS Tarella Open Day|
|Sat Aug 5||Monthly Meeting|
"The Lapstone Hill Tunnel, 1892 - Then and Now"
|Thu Aug 17||Excursion: Portland (booked out)|
|Sun Aug 27||BMHS Tarella Open Day|
|Sat Sep 2||Monthly Meeting|
"John Lewin's 1815 Cox's Road watercolours"
|Tue Sep 12||Excursion: Balmain Heritage tour (Note this outing is on a Tuesday)|
|Sun Sep 24||BMHS Tarella Open Day|
|Sat Oct 7||Monthly Meeting|
"Memorys of Woodford - The Mistress and the Muse"
|Thu Oct 19||Excursion: Bathurst|
|Sat Oct 28 &|
Sun Oct 29
|BMHS Tarella Open Weekend|
|Sat Nov 4||Monthly Meeting|
|Thu Nov 16||Excursion: TBA|
|Sun Nov 26||BMHS Tarella Open Day|
|Sat Dec 2||Monthly Meeting|
Tarella in snow, 12/10/12