About 'Blue Mountains Stories: A moment in time'
‘Blue Mountains Stories: A moment in time’ is an exciting joint initiative between Blue Mountains City Council and our local museums and historical societies with museum collections.
It gives participating museums an opportunity to provide the community with a glimpse of what they have on offer, using a small exhibition space at Katoomba Library.
Each participating museum curated a small exhibition at Katoomba Library for two months, which will provide a small window into their collection.
These museums hold important and unique historical objects that tell stories about the Blue Mountains. We have a wealth of interesting and wonderful local history, and it’s a shame that so many in the community aren’t aware that it’s right here for them to explore and enjoy.
Largely run by volunteers, these museums are the custodians of our local heritage and play a crucial role in our community by providing opportunities for us to engage with our past.
History Week 2022 events
We're celebrating History Week with a new exhibition and talk at Katoomba Library.
The final exhibition beings on 3 September at Katoomba Library, showcasing a collaborative display from Tarella Cottage at Wentworth Falls (Blue Mountains Historical Society) and the Friends of the Paragon. The exhibition is free and open to the whole community and will run until the end of 2022.
History Week Talk: The Home Curator
Join Council's Museums Advisor Gay Hendriksen to discover how to look after your family heirlooms and old family photos to a professional standard and preserve your precious family history for future generations.
This event is free, but spaces are limited so bookings are essential. A light afternoon tea will be provided.
Book your spot for The Home Curator talk now!
Museums taking part
The museums participating in the project are:
- Tarella Cottage (Blue Mountains Historical Society)
- Glenbrook and District Historical Society
- Mount Victoria and District Historical Society
- Valley Heights Locomotive Depot Heritage Museum
- Woodford Academy (National Trust of NSW)
- Linden Observatory
- Friends of the Paragon
Photo (Left to right): Gay Hendriksen (BMCC Museum Advisor), Linsi Braith (Blue Mountains Historical Society) and Nicole Castle (BMCC).