Christmas past to be celebrated in Logan

Published: 08 Dec 2017

Learn how the cooks of yesteryear produced their annual Christmas feast in kitchen talks by Logan City Council’s Local Heritage Specialist.

City Lifestyle and Customer Services Committee Chairperson Councillor Steve Swenson said the free Christmas colonial kitchen talks would be held tomorrow (Saturday, 9 December) at Mayes Cottage House Museum.

“People will be able to learn what was on the festive menu and how they made fine Christmas fare with only a wood stove or a single gas ring,” Cr Swenson said.

“Visitors will also be able to learn how to craft some rustic Christmas charm in free adult workshops with artist Mary Barron.

“On the same day, Creative Markets, featuring locally made art, craft and design, will also be held between 10am and 2pm.

“Individual stall holders will offer wares including crafts, decorations, handmade clothes and sweets - perfect for finding Christmas gifts.”

Food and drinks will be available for purchase.

The kitchen talks will be held at 10.30am, 11.30am, 1.30pm and 2.30pm and the craft workshops will be held at 10am, 11am, 12pm and 2pm.

Bookings are essential for both activities and can be made by calling 3412 4147.

Free tours of the house will also be on offer between 10am and 3pm.

Mayes Cottage is a genuine relic of Queensland's pioneering age as it is almost exactly as it was when it was built in 1887.