You are invited to Eskbank House Museum for a free open forum to reminisce and share the stories of your connection to the many textile industries of Lithgow.
Tell us your stories, show us your memorabilia and photos, help us celebrate a major industry in Lithgow’s History during National Trust Heritage Festival.
Did you work in a local textile industry? Do you remember Farmers Creek/Cooerwull Brook changing colour with the dye runoff from the Lithgow Woollen Mills? Are you the proud owner of a Lithgow blanket? How many business names can you remember? Were you one of the models in the Berlei Fashion Parades?
When: 29 April 2023 at 1.30pm Where: Eskbank House Museum
Green bees, blue bees and bees that burrow? Through games, music, garden exploration and art-making we will discover the bees (K)needs right here in Lithgow!
This is a series of interactive, playful workshops designed for pre-school aged children and their care-givers. Primary aged children are also most welcome! We will use games, nature exploration (e.g insect scavenger hunts), songs and art/crafts to grow curiosity and learn about the diversity and ecology of bees and other insects.
Play-workshops are designed to grow connections between care-givers living in Lithgow with young children. You are welcome to join one or multiple buzzy play workshops.
Eskbank House Museum is excited to offer two Nature Journal sessions in January 2023 – Slow Down, Observe, Discover, and See! – facilitated by Tracie McMahon.
Nature journaling is drawing or writing in response to nature. This act helps you connect more closely with nature, and results in the creation of your own unique nature journal.
“The benefit of journaling is not limited to what you produce, … rather, found in your experience and how you think along the way,” (John Muir Laws, 2016)
You do not need to be able to “DO Art” to nature journal. All you need is curiosity.
The first session on Thursday 12 January will explore the grounds of Eskbank House to record your own journey. For the second session, come and share your curiosity in the amazing objects and grounds of Eskbank House. All materials will be supplied including water, tea, coffee, biscuits, and fruit. Please bring morning tea if you prefer or if have special dietary requirements.
Nature Journal @ Eskbank Numbers are limited, and bookings are required via Eventbrite