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Thames Heritage Festival 2020

- Saturday 14th March to Sunday 15th March 2020 -

A festival of yesteryears - join us in costume and bring the young ones.
One day they'll be in charge of our heritage.

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Saturday
14th March
to Sunday
15th March
  

HERITAGE WEEKEND

A variety of events will be happening at the historic attractions in Thames : Thames Museum, School of Mines, The Pumphouse, the Goldmine Experience, The Treasury, Small Gauge Railway, and Kopu Bridge.

Venue: Thames
Price: Varies
Contact: Margaret Cropp  Ph: 07 8681024
  Email: croppys@yahoo.co.nz


Saturday
14th March
4pm   

Historic Grahamstown Guided Walk



Venue: Meet at The School Of Mines, Cochrane Strret, Thames
Contact: Margaret Cropp  Ph: 07 8681024
  Email: croppys@yahoo.co.nz


Saturday
14th March
to Sunday
15th March
10pm - 4pm   

Steam Up!


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Unique in New Zealand, come and see historic mining machinery running in a rebuilt 19th Century Stamper Battery

Venue: Thames Goldmine Experience, SH25/Queen Street, Thames
Price: $15 for Adults & $5 for Children (includes tour and access to the site)
Contact: Tom Barker  Ph: 07 868 8514
  Email: tour.manager@goldmine-experience.co.nz


Saturday
14th March
10:30am - 12pm   

Ted Egan "Pioneer Thames" Model Maker

Chat with Ted Egan about making his "Pioneer Thames" building models

Venue: Thames Museum, Cnr Pollen & Cochrane Streets, Thames
Price: Museum Entry Adults $5 Children free
Contact: Margaret Cropp  Ph: 07 8688509
  Email: thamesmuseum@xtra.co.nz


Saturday
14th March
10:30am - 12:30pm   

Stories From The Thames

10:30am - "Striking a fortune" 1867, 10:45am - "Lynchmob at Kuranui Bay" 1868, 11:00am - The Royal Visit and the Raceday" 1869, 11:15am - "Armed Guard at St Georges Church Hall" 1972, 11:30am "Inferno of Shortland" 1872, 11:45am - "John Hall's Forest: 1872, 12:15pm - "The Heaviest Sleeper was Woken" 1886

Venue: Thames Museum, Cnr Pollen & Cochrane Streets, Thames
Price: Museum Entry Adults $5 Children free
Contact: Margaret Cropp  Ph: 07 8688509
  Email: thamesmuseum@xtra.co.nz


Saturday
14th March
1pm   

"A Bit of Bling" Ukulele Group

A Bit of Bling" Ukulele Group in a pioneer setting will get our feet tapping

Venue: Thames Museum, Cnr Pollen & Cochrane Streets, Thames
Price: Museum Entry Adults $5 Children free
Contact: Margaret Cropp  Ph: 07 8688509
  Email: thamesmuseum@xtra.co.nz


Saturday
14th March
11am - 12pm   

The 19th Century Worldwide Stampede for Gold: Thames in context

Come along to hear Kae Lewis, author of "Goldrush to the Thames - New Zealand, 1867 to 1869" speak on the Worldwide Stampede for Gold, putting Thames in context

Venue: The Treasury, 705 Queen Street, Thames
Price: Gold Coin Donation
Contact: Rhonda Merrie  Ph: 078688827
  Email: info.thetreasury@gmail.com


Saturday
14th March
1pm - 1:30pm   

The Treasury Roadshow@home


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Come along for a short presentation about Who we are, What we do & How we do it. Question time at the end.

Venue: The Treasury, 705 Queen Street, Thames
Price: Free
Contact: Rhonda Merrie  Ph: 078688827
  Email: info.thetreasury@gmail.com


Saturday
14th March
5pm - 7pm   

Peace Cycle/Walk across the Historic Kopu Bridge


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To acknowledge recent hardship events in both New Zealand and Australia. Also "Crossing the Waihou" told by Miss Rosalie

Venue: The Historic Kopu Bridge
Price: Koha welcomed
Contact: Margaret Cropp  Ph: 07 8681024
  Email: croppys@yahoo.co.nz


Saturday
14th March
to Sunday
15th March
11am   

Pan for Gold

Pan for Gold Saturday 14th 11am & 1pm Sunday 15th 11am

Venue: Thames school of Mines, Rock Shop & Mineral Museum
Price: $10.00
Contact: Margaret Cropp  Ph: 07 8681024
  Email: croppys@yahoo.co.nz


Saturday
14th March
5:30pm   

Land, Context & Heritage, a Thames case study

With Thamesite archaeologist, Tom Barker

Venue: Thames School of Mines, Rock Shop & Mineral Museum
Price: Koha/Gold Coin
Contact: Margaret Cropp  Ph: 07 8681024
  Email: croppys@yahoo.co.nz


Sunday
15th March
10am - 3pm   

Bella Street Pumphouse



Venue: Bella Street Pumphouse, 212 Bella Street, Thames
Price: Entry by Koha
Contact: Margaret Cropp  Ph: 07 8681024
  Email: info@bellastreetpumphouse.com


Sunday
15th March
10:30am - 2:30pm   

Thames Genealogists & Family History writers

Thames Genealogists share hints on researching and writing family history 2 sessions 10:30 to 12pm and 1pm to 2:30pm

Venue: Thames Museum, Cnr Pollen & Cochrane Streets, Thames
Price: Museum Entry Adults $5 Children free
Contact: Margaret Cropp  Ph: 07-868 8509
  Email: thamesmuseum@xtra.co.nz


Sunday
15th March
10am - 3pm   

Train Rides

900 meters of fun (Weather permitting)

Venue: Thames Small Gauge Railway, 401 Brown Street, Thames
Price: $2 per ride
Contact: Margaret Cropp  Ph: 07 8681024
  Email: croppys@yahoo.co.nz


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