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Maryborough’s heritage homes open doors

Owner of grand home Stirling, Anne de Lisle, prepares the sitting room of the property with Maryborough Open House volunteer Brian Graetz.
Owner of grand home Stirling, Anne de Lisle, prepares the sitting room of the property with Maryborough Open House volunteer Brian Graetz. Alistair Brightman

MORE than 2000 people are expected to walk down memory lane at this year's Maryborough Open House on Saturday.

More than 30 heritage buildings will be opened to the public from 10am to 4pm, including one of the grand old homes of Maryborough, Stirling.

Named after former owner George Stupart's birthplace in Scotland, Stirling had different owners for more than a century and finally landed in the hands of Anne de Lisle a year-and-a-half ago.

Other historical buildings to be opened to the public include the Maryborough City Hall, Bells Vue Private Hotel and the Croydon Foundry.

There will also be live entertainment, food and a history talk at Gatakers Artspace after 4pm.

Open House organising committee chairman George Seymour said it was an opportunity to explore, discover and celebrate the community's heritage.

"The history of Maryborough and its people is tied up in these buildings," Cr Seymour said.

>> See the full program here.

Phone 1800 214 789 or visit www.maryboroughopen house.com.au.

Topics:  fraser coast, maryborough, open house




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