Fly in to museum for school holiday fun

At the museumMichael Mitchell Paper Planes: Enrol your child in the Paper Pilot workshop at the Museum of the Riverina’s Historic Council Chambers on Friday, April 17.

THESE school holidays are all about paper at the museum’s Historic Council Chambers site.

Before computers and mobile phones we communicated using pen and paper.

We also used paper to have fun.

What’s the funnest thing you can do with paper? Make paper aeroplanes!

And who better to teach you the science behind making world champion paper planes than world champion paper pilot, James Norton.

James will be at the Historic Council Chambers site on Friday,April 17, from 10.30am hosting a special workshop for kids aged five to 11,who will be having so much old-school fun they won’t even realise that they’re extending their understanding of physics, aerodynamics and problem solving.

The Paper Pilots workshop runs for an hour with a cost of $5 per child. If you’d like to register your child, call the museum on 6926 9655 or email [email protected]论坛

WrittenworldsTHIS morning from 10.30am you are invited to a special, free talk and tour presented by the exhibition’s curator, DrRachael Vincent.

Rachael has passionately researched, and arranged the tiny fragments of history from the museum’s handwritten collection and gathered a team of artists to collaborate and create this exquisite, visually stunning exhibition.

Words can be gifts, tools or weapons; they can be shared, kept or broken and in this exhibition they combine to uncover moving stories, and rich histories of the region‘s early pioneers, boisterous personalities, and celebrated authors.

Anzac DayTHE next milestone in the centenary of Anzacis almost upon us.

On Saturday,April 25, 2015 we will commemorate 100 years since Australian troops landed at Gallipoli.

To prepare for this day, the museum is pleased to welcome local military history personality, Leonie Moore, to the museum’s Botanic Gardens site next Saturday, April 18, from 10.30am.

Leonie willpresent a free public talk about the Gallipoli story with reference to her tour to Anzac cove as part of the 2nd Division Commemorative Battlefields Tour in 2005.

From Wagga to the Dardanelles promises to be an eye-opening discussion on the causes of the war and the conditions faced by our diggers. If you’d like to attend contact 6926 9655 or visit the website wagga.nsw.gov419论坛/museum/ANZAC

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