100 years of local heritage

Landsborough street festival marks milestone

By Sonia Isaacs

THE Landsborough Museum Street Festival will be celebrating 100 years of the historic Heritage Precinct with a family friendly event on Saturday, May 18.
Tying in with Australian Heritage Month, the Landsborough Museum and School of Arts Memorial Hall will both be marking significant 100 year milestones.
After the success of the Landsborough Museum Street Festival last year, the event is back again, and this year marks the 100 year anniversary of the first meeting of Landsborough Shire Council in 1924. The chambers in the state heritage-listed building now makes up part of the museum.
The Landsborough School of Arts Hall is also turning 100, with both venues collaborating to bring this momentous milestone of the heritage precinct to the community to enjoy in a family fun day out.
There will be a range of activities on offer including sausage sizzle, live band, face painting, storytelling, First Nation welcome and dance, heritage talks, classic cars, cake, craft, face-painting and more.
Enjoy a delicious morning tea at Landsborough School of Arts Memorial Hall, and browse displays and history memorabilia.
Museum Officer, Hayley Rowan said she was looking forward to celebrating this significant milestone with the Landsborough and surrounding community.
“The museum and council are very excited to celebrate 100 years of the heritage precinct with another street festival,” Ms Rowan said.
“After the success of last year’s event, it is wonderful that we can again come together as a community and look back at the history of the region at the museum and hall.”
There will also be restored ski boats that were used on the Maroochy River in the 1960s on display.
Inside the museum, the new exhibition ‘Grassroots to Glory’ will also be open, telling the story of clubs and people that make up the aquatic sports community on the Sunshine Coast.
The free event including exhibition runs from 10am-2pm.