Griffith History Will Come To Life For 'Action Day' At Local Museum

Marvel at stockmen, steam and steel!

19 March 2018

Step back in time this Good Friday when Griffith Pioneer Park Museum roars to life.

From 10am to 4pm on Friday March 30, the quaint little village will be spinning with action.

Griffith Pioneer Park Museum Curator, Bonnie Owen said this Action Day will be one not to miss, with strong focus on Stockmen, Steam and Steel

“A highlight of the day will be the horsemanship display, horse-shoeing and whip cracking skills of the Owen family, including the partnership of Belle Owen and her cutting horse champion ‘Fix It Felix’.”

- Ms Owen.

“Felix and Belle are sure to wow crowds with their impressive skills, and touch their hearts with their story of companionship which demonstrates the undying Australian legend of mate ship and the Aussie battler.

Chair of the Griffith Pioneer Park Museum Committee, Councillor Eddy Mardon, said the Museum will have machinery and equipment demonstrations throughout the day.

“There is something special about bringing the old rice harvesters and steam engines back to life, there is an incredible sense of nostalgia as you are transported back to the good old days.”

- Councillor Mardon

With several new additions to the program this year, including exploring a vintage car, dress up in early fashions at the photo booth and wool-spinning and felting.

Get set to be taken on a journey through time with a sheep shearing and blacksmith displa.

The Italian Museum Committee will be cooking up a storm too - where you can feast on homemade pasta sauce with freshly baked bread straight from the bread oven.


Visitors are being encouraged to utilise the free shuttle bus running from the Visitor Information Centre to get the event. 

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