The Craignish bush chapel.
The Craignish bush chapel. Hervey Bay Historical Museum

Prepare to be blown away by Hervey Bay's history

JOHN Andersen's eyes sparkle like a wannabe pyrotechnist in a room full of free firecrackers at the mere mention of the word history.

And much like a pyrotechnist, John loves sharing his passion with an audience - seeing it wow them and blow their minds.

You can understand then how the Hervey Bay Historical Museum president is feeling as the Bay's 150th celebrations approach.

"The whole day will be just a very, very special day in Hervey Bay's history,'' he said.

"It gives everyone a chance to be a part of history.

"The people who are say 25 or younger, because the time capsule is going to come up in 50 years' time, they've got a chance to see it go down and then be there as a 75-year-old and see it being pulled out of the ground."

The fifth-generation Fraser Coaster said a special little church inside the historical museum's grounds was expected to play an important part in the September 29 birthday celebrations.

He said a thanksgiving service would be held in the morning in the former Methodist church, which stood for many years in Pialba's Main St.

Choirs will sing celebratory songs throughout the afternoon.

The non-denominational church at the historical village in Zephyr St at Scarness is the former Methodist Church which stood in Main St, Pialba.
The non-denominational church at the historical village in Zephyr St at Scarness is the former Methodist Church which stood in Main St, Pialba. Hervey Bay Historical Museum


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