Monday, November 20, 2017
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Region’s heritage open for community

David Lee October 25, 2017
DISCOVER THE REGION’S HISTORY… From left, Heritage Open Day tour guide for the Wanganui Homestead, Owen Starritt and Greater City of Shepparton Heritage Advisory Committee sub committee member and co-organiser of the Heritage Open Day, Rob Slee at the Wanganui Homestead, which will be one of over 40 locations that locals will be able to tour as part of the special Heritage Open Day event this weekend. Photo: David Lee.

DISCOVER THE REGION’S HISTORY… From left, Heritage Open Day tour guide for the Wanganui Homestead, Owen Starritt and Greater City of Shepparton Heritage Advisory Committee sub committee member and co-organiser of the Heritage Open Day, Rob Slee at the Wanganui Homestead, which will be one of over 40 locations that locals will be able to tour as part of the special Heritage Open Day event this weekend. Photo: David Lee.

RESIDENTS will get their chance to catch up on some of the regions most historically listed premises during a special Heritage Open Day event this weekend.

More than 40 locations across the region will be open to the public to wander through with tour guides and learning about the building’s significance of its place within the history of Greater Shepparton.

One such building will be the Wanganui Homestead in Shepparton, which was built in 1897.

Greater City of Shepparton Heritage Advisory Committee sub committee member and co-organiser of the Heritage Open Day, Rob Slee said, “The open day is all about making locals aware of the history in our area and their significance to the region.

“These locations are an important part of how we got to where we are as a city region today.

“We’re very thankful to the people who have put aside their day to conduct the tours and to fill people in on the wonderful history of these buildings.”

The Heritage Open Day will run on Saturday, October 28 from 10am to 4pm. For further information, or to book a tour, visit www.greatershepparton.com.au or call 5832 9730.