Learn about the history and provenance of one of Australia’s most remarkable gardens. Created over more than 80 years by renowned philanthropist Dame Elisabeth Murdoch, Cruden Farm is an oasis of flowers, trees, formal gardens and lakes. A true labour of love left as a place of public recreation.
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Heritage in Hand
Heritage in Hand is a program that celebrates community, creativity and a culture of giving.
Silence – Frankston Arts Centre
A powerful First Nations dance performance, featuring seven performers on a stage slowly surrounded with dirt, representing the call for Land Back. SILENCE pulls the unresolved conversations about a Treaty from under the rug and slams them back on the table.
Ranelagh Estate Walking Tour
The Heritage Victoria listed Ranelagh Estate in Mt Eliza is the focus of this guided walking tour through some of its curvilinear streetscape and reserves, designed by renowned architect, Walter Burley Griffin, in 1924, with the vision of a 'garden estate' as the guiding principle.
‘Optimism, Opportunities and Achievement’
'Optimism, Opportunities and Achievement': A reflection on the Centenary of Local Government in Dandenong in 1973
Shared storytelling afternoon tea: ‘Our home is the City of Greater Dandenong’
A storytelling afternoon over a delicious afternoon tea, listening to and sharing stories from local community members of their family experiences in City of Greater Dandenong over the centuries.
Our community objects
Our community objects: exploring 150 years of Local Government through objects and stories from the City of Greater Dandenong collection
Reimagining Mid-Century Panel Discussion
Reimagining Mid-Century Homes in Beaumaris is a panel discussion between architects and homeowners on the possibilities of mid-century architecture in Melbourne's suburbs. In celebration of the release of Beaumaris Modern 2, we feature author Fiona Austin, Peter Madison and two local homeowners.
Castles, Costumes and the Auditor General all by the Sea
Visit Historic Black Rock House and learn the history of its owners and visitors of yesteryear. Learn about past original owner Charles Hotson Ebden and his work as a pastoralist. Visits from Governor La Trobe, William Wills, past owner Sir Peter MacCallum plus many other interesting characters.
Scout Heritage Museum Open Day
The Scout Heritage Victoria Museum and Archives is the premiere repository and display of Scouting memorabilia and records in Victoria with items presented in themes from the inception of Scouting in Victoria in 1908. We celebrate 50 years of Scout Heritage Victoria.
TRANSCEND – Dandenong Ranges Open Studios exhibition
TRANSCEND is the celebration of 20 years of shared stories in the Dandenong Ranges through our Open Studios. This group exhibition presents artwork from over 50 artists that live and create in art studios throughout the hills.
Dandenong Ranges Open Studios Weekend
Celebrating its 20th year, Dandenong Ranges Open Studios Weekend takes you down the fern lined lanes of the hills to discover the most fascinating studios. Connect with 57 artists, in 44 studios. Ignite your imagination, meet the makers in the hills and visit Dandenong Ranges Open Studios
Honouring Those Who Served
Take a step back in time
Who’s Who at the Brighton Cemetery
From all Walks of Life they came.
Pub to Pub Heritage Walk
Starting at the former Khyat’s Hotel in Wilson Street, we will wend our way to the Marine Hotel in New Street while revealing Brighton’s interesting history and development through significant buildings and landmarks with entertaining stories about personalities and related events.
St Andrew’s Brighton – A self guided walk around a significant Historic Graveayrd
A self guided tour around the St Andrew's Brighton Historic Graveyard - a rare example of a suburban churchyard burial ground which is also of state significance. The first Christian burial was conducted in 1844 and the last burial in 1948. (Fee includes complimentary history book.)
Heritage Festival: Shared Stories of Casey and Cardinia
Join local history groups and enthusiasts in celebrating the identity of Casey and Cardinia places and people. Special events include:
- Book sales
Memories of Musical Lives
Dr. Rosemary Richards co-author of 'Memories of Musical Lives: Music and Dance in Personal Music Collections from Australia and New Zealand' will discuss the essays that make up this most important and informative book, recently published by Lyrebird Press
The Burrells of Arthurs Seat Run
Dr. Will Twycross is a descendant of the Burrell/Twycross family and author of the Burrell publication currently available at the McCrae Homestead. Dr Twycross will give an informative talk about the family and their seventy six years of occupation in the Homestead.
Escape and survival through art
Hear the many amazing stories of the family including their escape from World War II Vienna, to Singapore and an internment camp in Tatura in rural Victoria. How did all their possessions and artworks survive the turbulent war period to be seen in Melbourne?
Pioneer Palaces of Rhyll
Guided bus tours (1 morning and 1 afternoon) of the nine remaining historical cottages of Rhyll where the stories of the original residents will be shared with the participants. Morning or afternoon tea will be provided.