Orange families will have the chance to step back in time this weekend by enjoying an outdoor picnic from the Victorian age.
Orange Regional Museum is organizing a picnic at the Wentworth Mine suite at Lucknow with food, games and entertainment from the Victorian age.
Orange mayor John Davis OAM, said the picnic is being organized in the style of an event held in the nineteenth century.
“In 1887 the Mine Manager, Henry Newman, hosted a picnic for the workers at the Reform and Wentworth Mines in the village of Lucknow,” Cr John Davis said. “The picnic was reported in the local news as a day of ‘thorough enjoyment’ for all the townspeople.”
“At a time when the working life of a miner would’ve been pretty grim, here was a picnic that was all about fun and games and some music. They even built a botanical arbour as a backdrop. I’m sure this weekend’s event will be just as much fun.”
The event, on Sunday 30th April, 2017, will feature local music provided by the Orange Regional Conservatorium and bush band Scallywag. There will be sweets and treats including lemon and jam tarts, sugar glazed buns and fruit cake and lots of 19th century games for families to enjoy.
Kids can make their own old fashioned lemonade and the whole family can learn how to play dominos, skittles and croquet.
Meet costumed gold miners and gentry from the Lachlan Living History group and join-in decorating the botanical arbour. Bring along a branch to help create it.
Families are encouraged to bring their own picnic rug, food hamper and enjoy the day out. Free entry for children, seniors and concession, $2 entry for adults. All sweets and activities on the day provided free of charge.
Entry to Wentworth Main Mine requires a moderate fitness level, and visitors requiring wheelchair access are advised to contact Orange Regional Museum.
This event is funded through the Villages of the Heart project in conjunction with Orange Regional Museum, Sydney Living Museums and Arts NSW.
Bookings for this event are essential, www.orangemuseum.com.au/wentworthpicnic to book your tickets.
More information Phone: 6393 8444 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org