Bookbarn News

2017 Harvest Festival

The 2017 Harvest Festival will be celebrated throughout the ‘Marsh on Sunday, 17th March 2017. The Blacksmith’s Cottage will be joining the celebrations with a tempting display of local produce. Come and visit us, it will be an opportunity for you to walk through our Heritage listed buildings where a large portion of Bacchus Marsh’s history was “forged”.

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2016 Strawberries & Cherries weekend at the Cottage and Forge.

We are looking forward to your visit on Saturday, 19 November and/or Sunday 20 November between 10.00am and 4.00pm as you take a break from the joyous mayhem of Main Street’s food stalls and fun spaces during our fabulous Strawberries & Cherries weekend in the ‘Marsh. The Cottage and Forge will have a fabulous display of fine craft – the artwork of our local quilters.  They will also have many pieces for you to buy to add...

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Official opening of the Police Cell, 9 March 2016.

It was worth the wait!  The old police cell had been sitting quietly in the rear yard following its donation to the Cottage and Forge by the Victoria Police (Bacchus Marsh) many years ago.  In June 2014, with labour supplied by the Lions Club and funds from our Shire, the cell was lifted, rotated and renovated – made ready for presentation to our visitors.  We planned an official opening in March 2015.  As with all well planned events,...

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Vale Marjorie Goodchild

  It is with great sadness that the Blacksmith’s Cottage and Forge Committee and Volunteers note the passing of Marjorie Goodchild, a dedicated volunteer and committee member. Marjorie was for many years a volunteer at our historic premises.  She was instrumental in mounting many of our displays, using her extensive textile knowledge and craft skills.  Marjorie’s local knowledge was put to good use in gathering materials for display.  Up until...

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Margaret Moritz Award 2015-16.

The Margaret Moritz Award for 2015-16 has been awarded to Bungaree Primary School. The school has been awarded $500 to continue their involvement with developing a History Walk for the town. The money will be used to help fund an archaeological survey of some sites, for example the police station and blacksmith’s workshop. These once active sites were demolished and are now vacant blocks. All of the Bungaree PS students will be involved in...

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Forge Bookbarn
Saturday, 10.00am to 4.00pm

Blacksmith’s Cottage
closed for renovations

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