Cessnock Library presents vibrant heritage program

Cessnock Hotel heritage photograph

Cessnock City Library is excited to unveil a dynamic and engaging heritage program for 2023 which will include exhibitions, commemorations, surprise events and the ever-popular history walks.

One key highlight of the program is Cessnock’s Hidden Herstories in celebration of International Women’s Day, which will include an adult ‘Show and Tell’ with an opportunity to handle rare items from the Local Studies collection.

In addition, attendees to the event will have the opportunity to experience two exhibitions which showcase significantly different parts of our history. The fun and frivolous ‘Frocks at the ‘Nock’ and ‘Kurri Kurri Couture’ exhibition will coincide with Australian Fashion Week, while the centenary of the Bellbird Colliery disaster is being commemorated with an exhibition exploring the story behind the tragedy.

Library Services Coordinator, Rose-marie Walters encouraged everyone with a love of local history to come along.

“If you love local history, there’s something for everyone,” Rose-marie Walters said.

“Our first history chat to kick off in February is about one of our oldest buildings, Cessnock Hotel, and will take place inside the hotel itself.”

The full Local Studies program is available at Cessnock Library, and can be accessed on their website or by visiting https://tinyurl.com/mv9vupf5

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