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LITHGOW. Celebrating the 150th anniversary of opening up of the Western Railway line through to the Central West.
CANOWINDRA. OPEN DAILY. A chance discovery in 1955 revealed an extensive fossil bed dating from the Devonian Period. This 360-370 million year old fossil deposit contains the remains of thousands of freshwater fish
ORANGE REGIONAL MUSEUM, ORANGE. Look and make at Orange Regional Museum with activities and craft for Under 5s in 2019. This free program is designed for parents/carers with children aged between 3-5 years
BLACK SPRINGS. Our Heritage Festival will have market stalls, chainsaw competition, novelty sporting events, SES and RFS displays, heritage tours of our area, a display of photos and information of past families, food stalls and so much more.
HARTLEY HISTORIC SITE. Join in on the fun at Hartley Historic Site's family fair. From pony rides and face painting to the artisan stalls, this special day near Lithgow is a great family day out.
BATHURST. Open Daily. The Somerville Collection features some of the finest and rarest specimens of mineral crystals and fossils from around the world.
PORTLAND. Join us for The Foundations Monthly Markets, on the 2nd Sunday of every month.
BATHURST. View a series of images from the landings on Gallipoli to the desert sands of Egypt, the Sinai and Palestine through several Australian Light Horse trooper's eyes.
ORANGE REGIONAL MUSEUM, ORANGE. The flappers of the 1920s pursued new freedoms defying convention and occasionally running foul of the law. Join Underworld curator Nerida Campbell for a lively discussion of the Flapper.
ORANGE REGIONAL MUSEUM, ORANGE. Descend into Sydney's underworld with exhibition curator Nerida Campbell in this free exhibition floor talk and guided tour of our exhibition Underworld: Mugshots from the Roaring Twenties.
LITHGOW. The first workshop filled in a day, so we're pulling on a 2nd workshop.
YEOVAL. Relax in the shade of the trees for free entertainment, poetry and bush music along with an opportunity to visit the Banjo Paterson, more than a Poet Museum. Enjoy the outstanding collection of history and memorabilia.
ORANGE. What better way to celebrate this great Australian’s life and work than through the sixth Banjo Paterson Australian Poetry Festival.
ORANGE. Visit the Emmaville Cottage and soak up the history. The Rotary Club of Orange presents craft and produce market, kids’ activities, local entertainment and open microphone for poetry recitals.
BATHURST. Blacksmithing, saddlery, dry stone walling, whip cracking and making, glass artistry, lace making, tapestry, embroidery, carpentry and joinery, cigar box guitar making and violin making are among many unique talents to be demonstrated by local and guest artisans.
LITHGOW SHOWGROUND. The 21st annual Ironfest will take place at the Lithgow Showground over the weekend of Sat 18 & Sun 19 April
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