Our Living History wins State Government grant

Dean Phillip Saunders, Pru Goward and Angus Taylor cut Goulburn's birthday cake at last year's Our Living History festival.
Dean Phillip Saunders, Pru Goward and Angus Taylor cut Goulburn's birthday cake at last year's Our Living History festival.

Goulburn’s Our Living History event has received a helping hand to ensure its continuity.

MP Pru Goward has announced a $67,000 grant from the State’s Heritage Near Me program.

“The grant is aimed at supporting the organisers, Celebrate Goulburn Group Inc., partly with their operational costs for the second year and partly by exploring new ways to involve the community,” she said.

“The funding has covered the costs of a two-day Code Club for Kids, aimed at primary school students, to be included in the program - which is new and very exciting. The remaining part of the grant will go towards developing a sustainable and strategic business plan for the event. This strategic assistance will benefit the event for many years to come.”

The annual festival was developed as an extension of Goulburn’s birthday celebrations. It coincides with the Heritage and Roses Festival held on the second weekend in March.

Our Living History showcases Goulburn’s many heritage icons and stories, connecting locals and visitors with the city.

Celebrate Goulburn Inc members Laraine Whitehouse  and Cr Carol James help to drive the event. It brings together community organisations and heritage sites.

The women said the aim was to allowing them to develop the community’s understanding of Goulburn’s diverse past, encourage visitation and community pride in our “wonderful local heritage.”

For information visit www.facebook.com/OurLivingHistory

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