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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.

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


July 2016


Monday 4th July.

Open Day cancelled due to Tour Group.

Saturday 9th July.

Open Day at Glenalvon. 10 am to 1 pm

Sunday 10th July 

Campbelltown District Family History Society.
    British 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 18th July.

Open Day at Glenalvon. 10 am to 1 pm.

Thursday 21st July.
Free author talk.  2.30 pm.  HJ Daley Library, Hurley St, Campbelltown.
Local author and historian, Lauren Hokin, will launch her new book ANZACs of Macarthur: Men and Women Who Served in the First World War at Campbelltown’s HJ Daley Library. The book commemorates the Macarthur region’s 1000 or so soldiers, sailors and nurses who served in WW1.
Light refreshments will be served. This is a free event, however, bookings are essential on 4645 4444.

Saturday 23rd July.
 Members Meeting.  Time: 1.30 pm. At Glenalvon.   
 Speaker: Ron Ringer.
 Topic: “The Industrial Revolution”.
 At this meeting we will launch the next edition of our journal Grist Mills. This interesting story is titled "Letters from Campbelltown The Gamble Family Story" by John White and  it examines letters written from Campbelltown by past Mayor Thomas Gamble (1844-1923) in the late 1800's to his family in Ireland.
  Afternoon Tea will be provided.


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 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 28th August.
    Annual General Meeting.  Time: 1.30 pm. At Glenalvon.
    Speaker:  Julie Crowley.
    Topic: “Glenalvon”.
    Afternoon Tea will be provided.


Upcoming Activities at Glenalvon for which we need Volunteer assistance.

* Monday 4th July - Tour only for approx. 19 visitors from "3 Bridges Community" arriving at 11am.
* Monday 11th July - Tour only for 10 students aged between 6 and 12 years, from Bow Bowing Early Learning Centre - 10am.
* Thursday 14th July - FULL DAY TOUR including morning tea, tour of Glenalvon and afternoon tour of Campbelltown. Approx 20 people from the Blue   Mountains   Historical Society. - 10am.
* Friday 26th August - Morning tea and tour for 20 people from Holdsworth Community Group at 10.30.


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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