Heritage Festival

The National Trust Heritage Festival is on during April and May 2022. The theme is Curiosity.

Join us for interesting programs and workshops to keep our history alive.

Bookings are essential for most of the programs.

Download the full program here

Write a Blog Post

We invite you to write a blog post.

Pick a historic topic from our area and add it to our Gympie Regional Memories blog. Add photos to make a great impact.
Visit Gympie Regional Memories and use the option to “Add Your Story”.

Curiosity cabinet

Curiosity Cabinet

Peak your interest by taking a look at the Curiosity Cabinet at the Gympie Library. View a selection of items from our past.
During April at the Gympie Library

Write historic story

Write your Historic Story

Be part of the Heritage Festival and write about life in the Gympie Region. Join us for a workshop on short story writing with Geoff. Keep your story to a 700 word maximum and we will add your story to the Gympie Regional Memories blog.
Gympie Library - Friday 1 April – 10am
Bookings essential: visit here or phone 54810859
Tin Can Bay Library - Friday 29 April -10am
Bookings essential: visit here or phone 54810859 or 54864355

Creative craft

Creative Craft

There are many crafts in the annals of history, that are just waiting to be dusted off and relearned, but one of the best crafts out there is the art of crochet.  Join our resident Craft Group to learn the basics of crochet. They are all set to show you the basic stitches to get you started.
Gympie Library - Monday 4 April – 10am
Bookings not essential

Local History Talk - Wide Bay Cooperative Dairy

The Wide Bay Cooperative Dairy Company was one of the largest butter factories in Australia. The dairying industry has been an important part of our lives. Join us, and discover an integral part of the region’s history.
Gympie Library - Thursday - 7 April - 10am
Bookings essential: visit here or phone 54810859

Mary Street – Local History Talk

In collaboration with the Gympie Bones Museum join us to hear about some of the historic buildings in Mary Street – from Smithfield Street to Monkland Street. 
Gympie Library - Thursday 21 April – 10am
Bookings essential: visit here or phone 54810859

Scan your Photos, Slides or Negatives

Thanks to a Be Connected grant you now have access to a flatbed scanner at the Makerspace at the Gympie Library. Bring along a USB, your photos/slides or negatives and make digital copies of them. You will need to have computer skills to operate a Windows laptop. The Makerspace is open: Monday 9am-12pm, Tuesday 10am-5pm & Wednesday 12-5pm.
Training sessions are available on:
Gympie Library - Thursday 21 April - 5.30pm
Bookings essential: visit here or phone 54810859
Gympie Library - Thursday 19 May - 5.30pm
Bookings essential: visit here or phone 54810859

What is it?

During May we will feature a snippet of something historic on our Facebook page. You get to make suggestions as to what you think it is. The objects will come from one of our Museum and Keeping Places in the region.
Watch Gympie Regional Libraries Facebook page at 7pm each night. Answer will be posted at 8pm.

Local History Talk - The Gympie Show

It is that time of year again when the showgrounds come alive with horses, beasts, hot chips and Dagwood Dogs. The Gympie Show started in 1877 and has been a long standing “must-go-to”. We invite you to join us to discover the history of the Gympie Show.
Gympie Library - Thursday 5 May - 10am
Bookings essential: visit here or phone 54810859

Cemetery Crawl at Kandanga

Join the Gympie Family History Society at the Kandanga Cemetery for a talk on some of the pioneers who are buried at the cemetery.
Kandanga Cemetery - Saturday 7 May - 2pm
$10/Adults; $5.00/Students and 12years and under free - pay cash on the day to GFHS
Bookings essential: visit here or phone 54810859

People and Businesses of early Imbil

The Gympie Family History Society are presenting a talk at the Imbil Library. Find out about some of the people and businesses of early Imbil.
Imbil Library - Saturday 28 May - 10am
Bookings essential: visit here or phone 54810859

Museums and Societies to Visit

Gympie Bone Museum
8 Fraser Road, Gympie

Gympie Family History Society
1 Chapple Street, Gympie

Gympie Gold Mining and Historical Museum
215 Brisbane Road, Gympie

Kilkivan and District Museum
12 Bligh Street, Kilkivan

Woodworks Museum and Interpretive Centre
8 Fraser Road, Gympie

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