‘Looking outside the museum’s walls – making the most of your town’ was the theme of the Cultural Heritage Network – Toowoomba Region’s 2011 seminar held at Nobby on Saturday 28 May. As the title suggests, the day was jam-packed with information.
Held at Rudd’s Pub, Nobby, the Seminar provided delegates with the opportunity to learn methods of engaging with local communities and raising heritage awareness, with examples from Eumundi and Nobby showcasing how it can be done. It offered delegates an occasion to network and discuss common issues with other organisations in the Region.
Opened by Councillor Ros Scotney, the Seminar had over 30 attendees from as far afield as the Western Downs and Wandoan. President of the Network, Karen Barrett said, “The annual seminar provides a great opportunity for cultural heritage organisations within the Toowoomba Regional Council area to learn, catch up and be reminded that they are not alone on this journey.”The full day program included presentations and workshops on tour guiding and public programs.
Hosted by Ken and Louise from the Nobby Forge and Vintage Museum, attendees also took part in a Heritage Guided Walking Tour of Nobby with Narelle Maddison from the Nobby Heritage & Development Association.