BEAUTIFUL HERITAGE: The historical complex in Eidsvold will host the Heritage Day festivities on November 16.
BEAUTIFUL HERITAGE: The historical complex in Eidsvold will host the Heritage Day festivities on November 16.

Travel back in time to the gold rush in Eidsvold

GET ready to jump into a time machine and travel back to the gold prospecting days of Eidsvold.

Eidsvold Heritage Day is taking place on Saturday November 16, with the gates opening at 4pm to all local historians and proud town members.

Eidsvold and District Historical Society secretary Evelyn Bancroft believes the day will give the community a chance to commemorate their history.

"We're celebrating how the town of Eidsvold became Eidsvold, and it's an opportunity for everyone to enjoy the afternoon and evening in a relaxed manner," Mrs Bancroft said.

The heritage day commemorates when the gold fields in Eidsvold were officially gazetted on November 17 in 1887. 

Holding their first heritage day in 1987, they endeavour to celebrate it annually on the closest Saturday to that date.

"We'll have a raffle on the day, with a laundry basket full of goodies available as the prize.

"An op shop fashion parade will be taking place during the evening, courtesy of the hospital auxiliary op shop at the show grounds."

Old style Australian country meals will be offered to all visitors, treating them to the full Australian prospector experience.

"We also have musician John Walker playing his music, partnered with the Eidsvold singing group and other musicians."

The historical society runs this fundraiser each year, to maintain and continue the museum collection.

For more information, contact Evelyn Bancroft on 07 4165 0895.


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