Hobsons Bay City Council, community groups, historians and producers will celebrate the unique history of the city through Heritage Hobsons Bay – a dynamic program of exhibitions, tours and virtual events.
Running from 18 April to 2 May as part of the National Trust’s Australian Heritage Festival, Heritage Hobsons Bay will allow people to discover stories from the area’s rich cultural history and celebrate the festival theme ‘Our heritage for the future’.
Festival goers will be able to immerse themselves in heritage experiences, such as: an open day at the Old Laverton School or Truganina Explosives Reserve; the Sound of Silence live five-piece performance against Buster Keaton’s silent movie “The Cameraman”; a special night projection tour of Williamstown; an examination into a loss of native habitat with ‘Lost Lands Found’; multiple events at Hobsons Bay Libraries; and more.
The Newport Railway Museum, Scienceworks and Seaworks Maritime Museum will also be open for visits.
For the full program and ticketing details, visit www.hobsonsbay.vic.gov.au/heritagehobsonsbay
Heritage Hobsons Bay is being delivered through the Hobsons Bay Creative Arts and Culture Plan to ‘Tell Our Stories’. The program encourages local creatives, producers, volunteers and historians to activate the city and showcase the area’s rich history.
Quotes attributable to Mayor of Hobsons Bay Cr Jonathon Marsden:
“Hobsons Bay has such a fascinating and unique history, with colonial townships layered upon the sites of ancient First Nations settlements. The Heritage Hobsons Bay program is brilliant and I hope it will inspire everyone’s curiosity to discover the courage, industry, perseverance and innovation of previous generations.
“Heritage Hobsons Bay not only encourages people to understand our shared history but does it through interesting and engaging events, which will inspire visitors to explore, and people to find out more. Come check out the program – it’s fun, insightful and fascinating.”