Heritage Near Me Roadshow
The Roadshow works across New South Wales with local government, heritage owners and managers and the broader community to build capacity and support local decision-making in relation to heritage.
The multi-skilled, highly mobile Heritage Near Me Roadshow team is based in metropolitan and regional centres across NSW.
The Heritage Near Me Roadshow will:
- encourage communities to embrace their local heritage through regional events and local projects
- assist in the coordination of training and skill development opportunities
- enable communities to promote and activate their local heritage.
Four Heritage Near Me Roadshow events will be held across NSW each year. Each event will be themed and will encourage the community to embrace and recognise their diverse local heritage.
Heritage Near Me Roadshow events
Celebrating Clarence Valley's heritage (7-11 March 2017)
A week of exciting events to celebrate Clarence Valley’s unique story was held when the Heritage Near Me Roadshow rolled into Grafton on 7-11 March 2017. Celebrating Clarence Valley’s heritage aimed to encourage locals to protect, share, and celebrate their unique local heritage.
For the first time, the Heritage Near Me Roadshow teamed-up with OEH’s innovative Saving our Species (SoS) program, to help the community better understand and appreciate the area’s unique natural heritage alongside its Aboriginal culture and historic buildings.
A week of fun-filled activities took place in partnership with Clarence Valley Council and culminated in a Community Day on Saturday 11 March. Highlights included Aboriginal cultural dances, ‘Penny’ the SoS scent detection dog, a 360 degree video showcasing local heritage stories, great music and a sausage sizzle.
The first Heritage Near Me Roadshow event was held as part of Broken Hill Heritage City Week (8 to 14 October). The successful week of events was developed in partnership with Broken Hill City Council, local heritage and community groups to encourage people to protect, share and celebrate their local heritage.
The event week featured over 60 heritage tours, heritage trade workshops, exhibitions and activities, and a visit from the Heritage Near Me Roadshow. The event culminated in a wrap up celebration at the Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery on Friday night with around 100 people enjoying food, drinks and a visual projection of images and videos from the week of activities.
The event was very well received by the community with 1000 people attending the week of events.
See our video highlights playlist on YouTube, including Heritage Near Me in Broken Hill, a 5 minute 360 degree film containing content of local storytelling at significant heritage places in Broken Hill.