Get Ready for the 2016 Tasmanian Heritage Festival

The Minister for Environment, Parks and Heritage, Matthew Groom MP, today launched the 2016 Tasmanian Heritage Festival.

 

Matthew Smithies (Managing Director, National Trust Tasmania), Brett Torossi (Chair, Tasmanian Heritage Council) and Marion Myhill (Chair, National Trust Tasmania Board) with the Festival Program

"The Tasmanian Heritage Festival is an excellent way for locals and visitors to be reminded of the importance of our heritage places and precincts and the large numbers of people who care for them.

"The Festival is a tremendous initiative for locals and tourists alike to visit places that are not usually open to the public.  It is an opportunity to attend walks or talks that help us find out more about the history of our local communities and help to contribute to fundraising to help conserve our heritage places.

"Tasmania features an outstanding collection of heritage places, objects, stories and records that date back to the earliest days of European exploration to today.  The State’s heritage includes everything from a charming worker’s cottage or rustic rural outbuilding, to sites recognised nationally and internationally for their historic significance.

"Statewide events like the Heritage Festival are a great opportunity for all the volunteers, community organisations, businesses and government entities in this sector to celebrate, share, inspire and inform people about our history and heritage, and for the rest of us to show our appreciation for the efforts of those who work in this important area."

The Festival is coordinated by the National Trust of Australia (Tasmania), with events around the State throughout May 2016. For a copy of the Festival program, go to www.nationaltrustfestival.org.au

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