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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.


August 2016


1st August - 31st August.

    National Family History Month.

Monday 1st August.


Open Day at Glenalvon. 10 am to 1 pm.

Saturday 13th August.

     Ivor G Thomas Memorial Lecture
    1.30 pm. St David's Church Hall.
    Topic: The Campbelltown of Stella and Jim Vernon through the eyes of their children.
    Tickets: $10 each.
    Please RSVP by Wednesday 3rd August 2016 to Kay 0418 493 676 or Jenny 0417 556 756 or to
    Following the lecture, afternoon tea will be served.   
    There will be No Open Day at Glenalvon on this day.

Monday 15th August.


Open Day at Glenalvon. 10 am to 1 pm.


Saturday 27th August.

Annual General Meeting.  Time: 1.30 pm. At Glenalvon.
    Speaker:  Julie Crowley.
    Topic: “Glenalvon”.
    Afternoon Tea will be provided.



September 2016

Monday 5th September.

Open Day at Glenalvon. 10 am to 1 pm.

Saturday 10th September. 

Open Day at Glenalvon. 10 am to 1 pm

Sunday 11th September 

Campbelltown District Family History Society.
    Irish Family History Course
    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.    
Monday 19th September.

Open Day at Glenalvon. 10 am to 1 pm.

Saturday 24th September.
    Members Meeting.  Time: 1.30 pm. At Glenalvon.
    Speaker: Robert Wheeler.
    Topic: “Sir Thomas Mitchell”.
    Afternoon Tea will be provided.


Upcoming Activities at Glenalvon for which we need Volunteer assistance.


* Sunday 7th August - Morning tea and tour of Glenalvon. 10.30 am - 50 people. Help needed.
* Wednesday 17th August - Wedding group 1.30 pm..
* Friday 19th August - School tour group. 120 students. Help needed.
* Wednesday 24th August - Tour only 10 am. Help needed.
* Friday 26th August - morning tea and tour of Glenalvon 10.30 am. Help needed.

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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