City of Canada Bay Museum presents Toll Houses in the 19th Century
The City of Canada Bay Heritage Society invites you to join us to hear a talk by Dr. Pam Lofthouse on Toll Houses in the 19th Century at the City of Canada Bay Museum 1 Bent Street, Concord on
Saturday, 1st April, 2017 at 1:30 for 2:00 pm sharp
The talk will be followed by light refreshments and a chance to chat with the speaker
(donations always welcome)
Dr. Lofthouse, a heritage consultant, became fascinated by toll houses while researching the history of a small stone cottage at Moore Park. Her illustrated talk will explain why and where toll gates and toll houses were built, who operated them and why so few of them remain today.
Come early to see our current display which features many items from our vast collection: 200th Anniversary of the first formal celebration of what is now Australia Day, held by Isaac Nichols; Underwear Through the Ages; Clean and Decent; shoes from Hardwicks Shoe Store, which recently closed after 114 year, and much, much more.