MEMBERS of the Camden Haven Historical Society have been busy organising Australian Heritage Week 2016, which will run from Saturday April 16 until Sunday April 24, 2016.
There is focus on the Camden Haven this year, with the launch of Heritage Week occurring at the Camden Haven Pilot Station at 10am on Saturday April 16.
The Mayor of Port Macquarie-Hastings Council, Peter Besseling and local State MP, Leslie Williams, will be in attendance at the launch.
The Camden Haven Pilot Station will conduct an Open Day on Saturday April 16 from 9.00am to 4.pm as part of the opening of Heritage Week.
This is an opportunity for locals and visitors to see the Pilot Station and enjoy a sausage sizzle catered for by the Laurieton Men's Shed.
Other events during the week include a number of Historical Walks on Sunday April 17, guided by members of the Camden Haven Historical Society. Learn about local history and enjoy an easy walk from the museum (on the corner of Bold and Laurie Streets) to the river along Laurie Street.
Numbers are limited to 10 people per walk and the cost is a gold coin donation.
The first walk will commence at 10am, and given the level of interest, it is suggested that you book your place early by phoning Mike Dodkin on 6559 9105
There will be a number of new displays in the Laurieton Museum for the week. These include 'Our Rivers, Our Heritage' and photographs of Laurieton taken by Alfred Cavalchini in 1916-1918.
This weekend the museum will be open on Saturday April 16 and Sunday April 17 from 9am to 1pm, entry is a gold coin donation, school children free.
It is located in the School of Arts Building in Bold Street Laurieton, opposite the Plaza Theatre.
The museum is normally open on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 9am-1pm. Entry $2.50, school children free.