A great day out for all the family and entry is free. Learn about the history of the region from the people who look after it. Over 15 volunteer groups sharing the history they care take for future generations.
This once a year event will start with a Welcome to Country by Brent Miller from the Gubbi Gubbi Dance Troupe, with Sunshine Coast councillor Greg Rogerson then opening it.
During the Showcase you have the opportunity to view digital heritage stories in a mini cinema, climb up into a jet fighter cockpit from the Queensland Air Museum and be dazzled by all the instruments, engage in a free workshop for the young and young at heart, discover some natural dyes of old, made using a selection of local plants and find out what is possible from your own back yard, just like Grandma used to use to dye her wool for her home spun jumpers. You can then have the hands on experience of folding and dyeing your very own square of fabric to take home.
There will be demonstrations of wood carving, wood turning, pyrography by the Cooroora Woodworkers of Cooroy and you can see butter made in an old fashioned butter churn from the heritage collection at Buderim Pioneer Cottage.
Take a guided tour with one of Discover Eumundi Heritage and Visitor Centre’s volunteers down Eumundi's main street which will bring to light some of the stories behind the old buildings including a ghost story or two... then visit Discover Eumundi to view the latest exhibition in the Wand’in’in arts space, ‘Men on the Roll of Honour’ remembering 104 of Eumundi’s men who enlisted for WW1 and have their names on the Roll of Honour in the School of Arts hall. View audio visual stories on the lives of the 20 men who did not return and had 20 memorial trees planted in their honour in Eumundi. These trees that are now heritage listed and form an important part of commemoration days such as ANZAC Day.
Step back in time with the always popular fashion parades through the eras from the 1890’s to the 1970’s, with many of the oldest clothes supplied from the collection held at Noosa Shire Museum. Enjoy live entertainment in the hall with the Doo Wop Dolls three piece vocal harmony group, who will have you swinging to the sounds of the 1940’s and 50’s in costumes to match the eras. Then enjoy the more relaxed sounds of Harpsong with Anya on Celtic harp and Ziko on handmade Kora, a long necked harp lute.
Pacey Street at the side of the hall will be closed to through traffic to create and area where you will find a number of classic vehicles including an old ambulance, a 1941 Dodge army van, a WW2 military jeep and a vintage Chevrolet. Take some time out at the pop up café with some great food, espresso coffee and other drinks, under a large covered eating area where you can relax and enjoy some traditional Australian folk music with the FlashJack duet.
The showcase provides a rare opportunity to immerse yourself in the region’s heritage all in one location, so get your family and friends together and make a day of it. More information and updates can be found at www.discovereumundi.com/heritage-showcase.
This event is sponsored by the Sunshine Coast Council Heritage Levy.