Next Monthly General Meeting

Our next Monthly Meeting will be on Monday 8 May at 9.30am in the Eric and Rachel Potter Memorial Building in the grounds of the Land of the Beardies History House Museum and Research Centre.

For any further enquiries, please either email us at or phone (02) 6732 1035.

All welcome. We look forward to seeing you there.

Next Annual General Meeting

Our next AGM will be 21 August 2017 at 9.30am in the Eric and Rachel Potter Memorial Building in the grounds of the Glen Innes and District History House Museum and Research Centre.

Grand opening of the ‘Sporting Memorabilia’ Exhibition

Emmaville’s own Olympian, Debbie Wells, will be at The Land of the Beardies History House Museum on Saturday September 10 to open the Costume Room’s new ‘Sporting Memorabilia’ exhibition.

Known Australia-wide as the Emmaville Express, Debbie represented Australia at the 1976 Montreal, 1980 Moscow and 1984 Los Angeles Olympics making her one of only a handful of Australian track and field triple Olympians.

The exhibition includes some of Debbie’s Olympics memorabilia as well as other sporting memorabilia from the Museum’s collection.

Everyone is invited, especially sporting groups, and we ask that anyone who was in the Torch Relay in Glen Innes or who volunteered at the Sydney Olympics to come in their uniform.

Entry is from 4pm and is $10 for adults, free for children under 16 and for those over 16, $1. There will be refreshments and a raffle. The museum will also be open all day from 9am.

If you would like any further information please either email us at or phone (02) 6732 1035.

All welcome!

Debbie Wells
Olympic swimmers

Jeannie Ross FraserIt is with great sadness we have to report that our Life Member and Patron of the Historical Society dear Jeannie Ross Fraser passed away on Monday May 30 at the age of 92.

Jeannie trained at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and nursed for 31 years at the Royal Alexandra Hospital for Children as a much loved Sister in the Operating Theatres.

She had been living in Glen Innes for the past 30 years and was a wonderful and generous supporter of many, many organisations.

A Memorial Service will be held at Holy Trinity Church of England, West Avenue, Glen Innes on Wednesday June 15th, at 2pm.

Official opening of ‘c. 19th Century Vogue’

We were privileged to have Glynis Jones, Textile Curator at the Powerhouse Museum, Sydney officially open our Costume Room’s latest exhibit ‘c. 19th Century Vogue’ on Monday 30 November.

Nearly 70 guests poured into the History House Museum’s courtyard for the opening and to enjoy the delicious finger food and drinks on offer.

Sensitively curated by Jenny Anderson and Di McLachlan, the exhibit reflects the cream of the Museum’s textile collection.

It has been a huge boost to our museum to have a person of Glynis’s stature visit over two days and share with us her vast knowledge of museum science, particularly in the field of textiles.

On the day after the Costume Room’s opening, Glynis also presented a well-attended Writing Significance Statements Workshop which was followed by a fascinating and very informative ‘Show and Tell’ with items brought in by History House Museum members and the Glen Innes community.

Unknown soldier

Unknown soldier
Unknown soldier

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Unknown soldier

We ask that you might help us to identify this unknown soldier.

His framed portrait was found at the rubbish tip and we feel that he must have a connection with Glen Innes.

Unknown soldier