The upcoming exhibition being mounted by the Newstead & District Historical Society will be a fascinating opportunity for people to ponder on the history of our village. The exhibition will run from 10am to 4pm on 29th October to 1st November and over the same hours on the 5th and 6th November at the Newstead Railway Hub.
The official opening of the exhibition will take place on 29th October at 5pm. Associate Professor Don Garden, a NDHS member and President of the Royal Historical Society of Victoria will declare the exhibition officially open.
The exhibition will consist of photos, "Then and Now", of buildings and places in and around Newstead and various historical maps. On sale will be a publication authored by Derek Reid, President of the Newstead & District Historical Society.
On each Saturday the exhibition is open, there will be a history walk leaving from the Courthouse at 10am led by Derek around the east of town. On each Sunday leaving from the Railway Station at 1.30pm will be a walk around the west of town led by Ray Stevenson. Both these gentlemen have a wealth of knowledge and will provide fascinating insights into what has happened in out town over the years.
Article courtesy of James Walker.