Explore Ku-ring-gai’s rich history during April and May with walks, talks, tours and other events designed to bring local history to life.

The Ku-ring-gai Heritage Festival aims to provide local residents with a deeper understanding of Ku-ring-gai’s history, from its connection with indigenous culture and the first settlers in the area through to the architecture and fashions of the 20th century.

Supported by community organisations and businesses, the Ku-ring-gai Heritage Festival coincides with the Australian Heritage Festival hosted by The National Trust.

The month long Festival include photo exhibitions, open homes, historical talks, walking tours, fashion exhibitions and an architectural drawing workshop.

Highlights include:

  • A guided tour of the classic Rose Seidler House in Wahroonga, the most talked about home in Ku-ring-gai during the 1950s.
  • A guided walk through the Ku-ring-gai Wildflower Garden exploring Ku-ring-gai’s connections to its indigenous heritage.
  • A special Mother’s Day afternoon tea amid the gardens of one of the most beautiful stately homes, Eryldene at Gordon.
  • An exhibition of 1950s fashion by the Calvacade of History and Fashion, plus a presentation of 1920s evening gowns.
  • A guided tour of the 100 year old Wahroonga Park, which celebrated its centenary last year.
  • A drawing workshop with artist Eliza Gosse, whose own work reflects explores mid-century modern settings through sleek and stylised paintings.

Mayor Jeff Pettett of Ku-ring-gai Council said the Heritage Festival was ‘a wonderful way for residents to explore Ku-ring-gai’s past.’

“The Festival events will bring Ku-ring-gai’s history to life and give a human perspective on why our area is such a special part of Sydney.”

For full details of all the Festival events and to book in visit www.krg.nsw.gov.au/heritagefestival

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