Australian Heritage Festival - Fraser Coast
Maryborough’s museums and heritage groups come together to celebrate our heritage as part of the the annual National Trust Heritage Festival, an annual program of unique heritage events that showcase all aspects of Australia’s cultural heritage. Click here (link to https://nationaltrustqld.org.au/what-we-do/heritage-festival) For more information on other events across Queensland.
Urban Sketching Weekend 1-2 May
Come and celebrate the remarkable and unique history of Maryborough through Urban Sketching. Brisbane Urban Sketchers are visiting Maryborough for this weekend. This is a great opportunity for local artists and community members to participate with visiting urban sketchers. Free events, bookings required.
Stories from the Basement Wednesday 5 May
The historic Bond Store Basement will set the scene for Stories from the Basement evening. Listen to stories told by some of Maryborough’s best storytellers as they recall their favourite short stories that shaped Maryborough.
CQ Shopfront- Fraser Coast 7-8 May
Ipswich based artist Rebecca Lewis brought her passion for stories, heritage buildings and print making to Fraser Coast artists as part of the CQ Shopfront Artisan in Residence Program. This is your opportunity to view the artwork created and participate in one of Rebecca's animation workshops.
P.L. Travers- Her Other Publications Tuesday 4 May
This presentation at the Story Bank by Fraser Coast Mayor George Seymour will journey through the works of Travers that do not feature a famous magical nanny.
Maryborough Family History Society Cemetery Tour Saturday 15 May
MDFHS in conjunction with Mayor George Seymour will take you on a special cemetery tour. Local people immortalised in verse by poet "bannerman" - Cecil Lowther
Fraser Coast Events
The heritage festival is a great way for communities to come together and celebrate their heritage. For Fraser Coast events including the Wide Bay Hospital Museums exhibition - Maryborough Hospital’s Past Nurses and Howard Museums Historic Train Ride click on the arrow.