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23 April 2022
HISTORY BOOK FAIR

Curious about the history of our nation and its national capital? At the Canberra & District Historical Society's Book Fair we will be offering a wide range of local, regional and national histories and biographies. A feature of the sale will be valuable and 'hard to find' titles sourced from private collections. If you have questions about local history please come and ask. Bring your friends. FREE

9 April 2022
EXHIBITION OF HISTORICAL CURIOSITIES

Running for the length of the ACT Heritage Festival (9 April to 1 May) during CDHS normal opening hours we will be displaying some of the more curious and unusual items and stories about the history of Canberra and district. Many items are rarely displayed. No booking needed - bring your friends.

11 January 2022
FOOLING AROUND IN FLANNELS: CRICKET ON THE LIMESTONE PLAINS

Until June 2022. After a successful exhibition in partnership between the Hall School Museum and Heritage Centre and CDHS the storyboards can now be seen at the Cook Community Hub, thanks to Family History ACT. This is as much a social history as sporting history because cricket was woven into the social life of early European settlers in the region.

9 December 2021
Annual Dinner and CDHS Birthday

We will be celebrating our 68th birthday a day early on Thursday the 9th of December.
After dinner speaker: Dan Bourchier. Dan presents the ABC TV Canberra news and hosts the ABC Radio Breakfast Program.
We will also be holding our famous raffle!

Venue: Helenic Club, Matilda St, Woden
7pm for 7.30pm
Bookings essential on 6281 2929 or email

Cost: Members $70. Non-members $80.

Payment can be made by bank transfer: BSB: 633 000, account 146 738 141.
Please include your name and 'CDHS Dinner' and let us know by email.

9 November 2021
Members' Night CANCELLED DUE TO COVID

Hear from members about their recent projects.
THE ALIA CONFERENCE ROOM IS UNAVAILABLE.

12 October 2021
CANCELLED. St Andrew's Church, History and Heritage Group

Ann Logan and David Bull from the St Andrew's History and Heritage group were to talk about their work and the development of tours in their Open Church, Open House Program.

9 September 2021
Fooling Around In Flannels: Cricket on the Limestone Plains

Now closed. This fascinating exhibition was curated in partnership with the Hall School Museum and Heritage Centre, Palmer Street Hall.
See link on home page for the comprehensive catalogue.

This exhibition was made possible by an ACT Heritage Grant.

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