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Marking the 50th anniversary of the very first Opera Beneath the Stars at Historic Ormiston House was a marvellous occasion that celebrated family, friends, music, heritage and community!
Despite the rain, guests enjoyed a wonderful afternoon of musical and operatic delights from Rosemarie Arthars, Shaun Brown, Andrew Collis, Sarah Crane, Rosario La Spina, Milijana Nikolic, John Woods, the UQ Singers, Camille Barry and the Black Square Quartet. The heritage gem that is Ormiston House and its beautiful grounds was brought to life as guests celebrated the musical fundraising traditions that were such a vibrant part of the Redlands and Brisbane from 1969, when the first Opera Beneath the Stars was held. Guests also enjoyed the scrumptious delights from The Vintage Apron throughout the fantastic event!
None of this would have been possible without the truly amazing volunteer team that helps bring Historic Ormiston House to life each and every time we open. Thank you to all of our volunteers who prepared the grounds, helped set up for the event, organised catering for our volunteers and performers, assisted guests with parking and entry into the grounds, showed guests through the historic house, oversaw first aid, and took care of the amazing raffle. We also had wonderful help from members of Rotary Wellington Point. We could not do this without all of you!
Don’t forget to mark our Craft Expo in your diaries for Sunday 10 March!! We’ll be open from 10 am to 4 pm, and with Devonshire Teas and sandwiches available on the verandah, plus amazing crafts to view and buy in the craft expo, this is set to be a fantastic day out!
Thought you might have missed out on having your stall at the expo? We have a few stalls left, so send us a message, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0407 034 978 for details if you want to join our other creative crafters and be part of this exciting event!
We’re back! Come and visit us tomorrow on our first open day for 2019 – Sunday, 27 January. Gates open at 12 noon and close at 4 pm.
Entry is only $7 adults, $5 concession and $2 children aged 5-12 years, and all funds support the ongoing maintenance of this beautiful Redlands heritage gem. Why not come down, explore the grounds, view the historic house and enjoy a Devonshire Tea or sandwich on the verandah? It sure sounds like a fantastic way to enjoy a long weekend!
Calling all amazing creative crafters! We have a few stall spaces left at our 2019 Craft Expo, so if you are interested in being a part of this exciting event, send us a message, email email@example.com or call 0407 034 978!
Happy New Year to all our friends, followers, supporters, visitors and guests!
Times and fashions may have changed since this New Year postcard, showing Queen Street and the Post Office Clock in Brisbane, was sent out to friends in circa 1908, but the sentiment remains the same! We hope you all have a bright year ahead and can’t wait to welcome you to our own Redlands heritage gem, Historic Ormiston House, in 2019!
Whatever your plans are for this Christmas period, we hope you have as much fun as these children did, on the Cleveland Pier, with Ormiston in the distance, c. 1908!
The volunteer team at Historic Ormiston House would like to wish all our supporters, friends, followers, visitors and guests a wonderful Christmas and New Year. Thank you for all your support throughout 2018 – without that support, we could not continue to share the peacefulness and heritage of this beautiful house and property with the community.
We would like to wish you all well for 2019, and look forward to welcoming you again when we re-open on Sunday 27 January, at 12 noon!
Image credit: John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland, Neg. 193127.
At Historic Ormiston House we recently updated our volunteer guide books and training manuals, which involved lots of research, printing, book filling and effort from our amazing volunteers!
Our wonderful volunteers helped us fill all the folders with the plastic sleeves and printed pages, and enjoyed a morning tea to launch the new edition of the book. Lots of work was involved, but our volunteers enjoyed the time together.
This project would not have been possible without the sponsorship of Cleveland Office Supplies, a local, family owned business. Our printing job was completed so well and professionally by the friendly staff, who really made us feel at home when we popped into the shop. It’s absolutely wonderful to have such a professional and well-equipped business like this right here in the Redlands! Thank you to the wonderful COS team for supporting this local heritage gem!
Our last day for 2018 is Sunday 9 December. We re-open for 2019 on Sunday 27 January. Thank you for all your support in 2018. We look forward to welcoming you again in 2019!
2019 hasn’t reached us just yet, but why not take a sneak peak at some of our exciting events for the New Year? We know you’ll be tempted to come down and explore this beautiful heritage House and property……