Learn how to preserve war history at workshops

MARYBOROUGH Library will host four free workshops for heritage organisations and residents interested in the preservation of war history, in particular from the First World War.

Niles Elvery, a collection specialist from State Library of Queensland, will present QANZAC 100: Memories for a New Generation workshops from Tuesday, April 21, to Thursday, April 23.

Councillor for community, heritage and family services George Seymour said the presentations would be fascinating.

"It is no secret that I am passionate about the preservation of history," he said.

"These workshops will be able to assist our local heritage groups to build skills to make their First World War collections accessible and engaging online.

"And they will also provide guidance and advice to those who would like information on how to care for and share their own personal First World War collections and stories."

The first two interactive workshops will be held for both the general public and heritage organisations and cover: 

  • First World War Treasures: a white glove experience - Tuesday, April 21 from 10am to noon
  • Caring for your First World War collections - Tuesday, April 21 from 1pm to 4pm

Representatives from heritage organisations are then invited to participate in the following two workshops where they will explore social media options to encourage the telling of First World War stories:

  • Promote and share your collections online, Wednesday, April 22 from 9am and 4pm and Thursday, April 23 from 9am to 1pm

"As Anzac Day approaches, these information sessions will also serve as a poignant reminder of the sacrifices that were made for our country," Cr Seymour said.

Bookings are essential and can be made by phoning 4190 5788.

About QANZAC 100

  • QANZAC 100: Memories for a New Generation shares untold stories, commemorates our state's past and capture contemporary and living memories of Queensland's experiences during and after the First World War
  • The four-year program provides opportunities for organisations and individuals across Queensland to learn about, understand and contribute to Anzac Centenary commemorations, leaving a legacy beyond 2018 - for future generations.
Workshops are planned for heritage organisations and residents interested in the preservation of war history, in particular from the First World War.
Workshops are planned for heritage organisations and residents interested in the preservation of war history, in particular from the First World War. Contributed