Throughout 2016 Papakura Museum will have plenty to interest all ages and stages.
Details will be on the website soon so do check back with us.
Meanwhile enjoy the last few days of 'Putting on the Glitz'.
Mid November to February 2016
The holidays are over and the kids are back at school, but, that doesn't mean there won't be something fun to do at the Museum.
Any time, any day, we plan to have an activity available, perhaps with a link to permanent or featured displays, or relating to current events.
2016 Year of the Monkey
First up is the Lunar New Year
often referred to as Chinese New Year.
Like Easter, the date changes every year
depending on the phases of the moon.
Each year is represented by one of twelve animals. Which one are you? A rat, a pig, or something more appealing like a rabbit?
The Year of the Monkey began on 8th February 1916. Celebrations continue for fifteen days, ending with the Lantern Festival.
Visit the Museum to make and decorate a simple Chinese Lantern
AS WE SAW IT: Letters to and from the Front, WWI
Featuring a collection of postcards, letters, diaries, and official war correspondence written to and from New Zealand and the military camps, leave destinations, hospitals and battle fields of the First World War.
Letters from the front relay the experiences of local soldiers who left New Zealand's shores on what they thougfht would be a great adventure.
Letters from home tell the stories of the families and loved ones they left behind.
Photographs and personal memorabilia accompany the letters.
Postcard: Albert Brown Collection
AVAILABLE FROM THE MUSEUM:
The Museum has produced a set of four
quality postcards featuring scenes from Papakura's past.
$4.00 per set.
These can be purchased via our
Over the years several well researched and well written books covering the history of Papakura have been published.
Others have focused on churches, schools, sports clubs, and societies and been published in connection with centenaries or other milestones.
Please click here [link coming soon] for details on availability and our current specials.