Friends 'Evening with the Trust' lecture with 'Old Acton' historian and writer Allen MawerWednesday 22 May 2013, 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Friends of the National Museum and The National Trust invite you to join us for a fascinating look into the history of Acton from prehistoric to modern times. As well as an early gathering place for corroborees, Acton can boast the hosting of a courthouse, parsonage, piggery, sheep stud, administrative centre, hospital and now the National Museum and the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies. In an illustrated lecture, well-known Canberra historian and writer Allen Mawer will take us through the history of Acton, its central role on the development of Canberra, and its surviving built environment from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
Cost: $10, $5 Friends (includes refreshments)