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A reminder to all that membership renewals are now due. If you do not have a form or you do not wish to renew, please email or phone Kay on 0418493676.


Our display features items from the Society’s collection.

In the Servant's Quarters one showcase is for Gentlemen's Personal Items, two will be for Ladies' Personal Items and the 4th one will have International costume dolls from the Lazzarini collection.The red lace teaset is now in the sitting room. In the Library we have a framed picture of  Dr. Smythe at the Stable door.  He was one of the doctors who practiced  at Glenalvon.


Local artist Michelle Arentz will be loaning us three of her artworks of historic buildings of Campbelltown. These will be on display in the upstairs sitting  room from Monday August 8th. The buildings will be the Court House, CBC Bank and McGuannes Shop.


Please visit Glenalvon on one of our Open Days to support the volunteers who work so hard to keep Glenalvon open.


October 2016


Monday 3rd October. Open Day at Glenalvon. 10 am to 1 pm.

Wednesday 5th - Wednesday 12th October.  Appin Inn - Archaeological Investigation.
    Volunteers are required to assist with the washing and sieving of artefacts.
    Please nominate your interest via the website:

Saturday 8th October.  Open Day at Glenalvon. 10 am to 1 pm.

Wednesday 12th October.  Book launch at Campbelltown Library by Celie Gannon at 2pm.
    This book contains a lot of Campbelltown history about the Lack family who came to the area in early 1800 and also early history about St Patrick's          College which her ancestors helped to establish in the late 1800's.
    Bookings essential: 0422 207 223

Saturday 15th October.  Outing to The Oaks Historical Society.
    Car pool - meet at Glenalvon at 9.30am
    Cost minimal - to be advised.
    Contact Kay - 0418 493 676

Saturday 22nd October. Open Day at Glenalvon. 10 am to 1 pm.

Saturday 22nd October.
    Members Meeting.  Time: 1.30 pm. At Glenalvon.
    Launch of Grist Mills -  "Irons to Icons, A history of the Tripp Family in Cambelltown", by Andrew Allen.
    Speaker: Robert Wheeler.
    Topic: “Sir Thomas Mitchell”.
    Afternoon Tea will be provided.


November 2016

Saturday 5th November. Open Day at Glenalvon. 10 am to 3 pm.
     Tours of the house and grounds.
     Fisher's Ghost Parade.

Monday 7th November. Open Day at Glenalvon. 10 am to 1 pm.

Saturday 12th November.  Open Day at Glenalvon. 10 am to 3 pm
    Tours of the house and grounds.
    Fisher's Ghost Street Stall.

Sunday 20th November  Campbelltown District Family History Society.
    Compiling Photo Albums
    Campbelltown Library, Meeting Room 1
    Arrive by 10.45am.   Course duration: 11.00am to 3.30 pm.
    Cost: $10.00               Bring your own lunch.
    To book please contact Denise Baxter at:
    or phone 02 46258612.     

Saturday 26th November. Open Day at Glenalvon. 10 am to 1 pm.

Saturday 26th November.
   Our November General Meeting will be different!
   Join us in a special members tour of Glenalvon at 1:00 pm,
     followed by our business meeting, then enjoy a special Afternoon tea celebrating Christmas for all members.
   No speaker, just members and friends!
   Our last meeting of 2016. Please join us!


Upcoming Activities at Glenalvon for which we need Volunteer assistance.

* Tuesday 11th October - Tour Group.
* Sunday 30th October - Tour Group.
* Wednesday 23rd November - Tour Group.


Glenalvon is a classic sandstone town house dating from 1830. On open mornings the property is open from 10am to 1pm and activities include tours of the house, heritage gardens, buildings and the Rural exhibition centre.


The contact number for Glenalvon, if you have any questions is: 02 4625 1822.


Please also visit our updated shop at following link:




David Beddie

Treasurer & Newsletter Editor, CAHS



Volunteers and guests at the fishers Ghost Parade Day

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