The program is coming together for a wonderful Forbes Heritage 2017

Last year's Medal winner Forbes and District Historical Society members Ray and Liz New, Alister Lockhart, Don Rath, Susan Stewart, Bruce and Margaret Adams and Margaret Messenger (front) with the Forbes Medal.

Last year's Medal winner Forbes and District Historical Society members Ray and Liz New, Alister Lockhart, Don Rath, Susan Stewart, Bruce and Margaret Adams and Margaret Messenger (front) with the Forbes Medal.

The countdown to Forbes Heritage 2017 is on.

This year’s celebration of local heritage starts Saturday, May 6 with open days at the Forbes Family History Group and the Forbes and District Historical Museum. 

The five-day program includes the Forbes Medal and Heritage Volunteer awards – nominations for these prestigious awards close with Forbes Shire Council on Monday.

The awards evening features the work of local students and information packs are being delivered to schools. This year’s student art competition will call for drawings and paintings with a new category for dioramas.

Forbes Heritage 2017 will see the return of the very popular heritage trivia night that launched last year on Tuesday, May 9.

Forbes Heritage Advisor Graham Hall is running a workshop, with a focus on “Vernacular buildings: early houses and farm buildings”. 

Rob Willis will be bringing another event to the program and the next installment of “Discovering our Doctors” will be unveiled.

Much more to come as the event draws closer.

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