Monthly Meeting Saturday March 29th
Guest speaker Sharon Cross will be talking about her book ‘From Emu Plains to Bathurst - the Great Inns and Hotels’, at our meeting on the 29th.
The book is dedicated to past and present hotels along the western road to Bathurst and was released to coincide with the bicentenary of the Crossing of the Blue Mountains.
The research for her book focused on publicans and events that surrounded the hotels within their respective communities and includes the Arms of Australia Inn Museum.
Airing of the Quilts at the Arms of Australia Inn Museum
This year the Airing of the Quilts is on the 12 and 13th of April, with a special display of vintage quilts on loan from Kaye and Bruce Brown’s Finishing Touch quilting service at Glenmore, near Camden.
The quilts are from their private collection dating from the 1930s and 40s. Should be rather special. There are usually about a 100 quilts on show.
Arms of Australia Inn Museum
Welcome to the Arms of Australia Inn Museum which is administered by the Nepean District Historical Society (NDHS).
Situated in the Penrith Valley, at Emu Plains, NSW, the Arms of Australia Inn Museum is situated at the gateway to the Blue Mountains National Park. The inn was once a staging post for travellers making the trip from Sydney over the Blue Mountains to Bathurst and the goldfields.
Due to its colourful history, the inn provides an interesting venue for local activities, tourism and special events such as school tours, school holiday activities and exhibitions. It is also a popular wedding venue.
Built it two sections, the first in 1826, it is one of the oldest buildings in Penrith, if not the oldest.
The museum contains thousands of photos and artefacts that were either used or manufactured in the local area.
The Nepean District Historical Society meets at the Inn on the 4th Saturday of each month at 1pm and includes a guest speaker. Visitors are welcome.
The NSW Corps of Marines also call the Arms of Australia Inn Museum home, their members recreate the lives and times of the First Fleet Marines, sailors, convicts, gentlemen of quality and their ladies.