Zoom in to Local History Week talks
This year Palmerston North celebrates 150 years and Local History Week is one of many celebrations and times of reflection taking place across the city in 2021. This year the Local History Week programme has been modified due to COVID-19 Alert level restrictions, and our very popular lunchtime talks will be delivered via Zoom.
MONDAY 1 NOVEMBER, 12.30-1.30pm:
Our Party of the Century Presented by Margaret Tennant, Historian An illustrated talk on the city’s centennial celebrations of 1971.
TUESDAY 2 NOVEMBER, 12.30-1.30pm:
Himatangi Beach – From the Car Shed to the Water’s Edge Presented by Tony Rasmussen, Historian Discover why Himatangi Beach did not develop to the extent expected by its earliest promoters.
WEDNESDAY 3 NOVEMBER, 12.30-1.30pm:
The Hawke’s Bay Earthquake, and the ‘canvas towns’ of Palmerston North Showgrounds and Awapuni Racecourse Presented by Leanne Croon Hickman, Historian
You must register in advance for the talks by contacting the Heritage team firstname.lastname@example.org. A link to each Zoom session will be sent to you.