Pioneer Village Museum production sold out!

A full house will enjoy a special evening at the Pioneer Village Museum this Saturday afternoon.

Emu! A Colonial Experience is an enjoyable evening set in the charming 1900 federation streetscape. The audience can ponder the saddlery and a boot maker’s shop, a blacksmith’s forge, a printer, photographer and even a dentist clinic as they enjoy a glass of wine and cheese selection.

The crowd will be entertained firstly by musical duo Emusicos, with Maria Perez-Pulido on violin and Michael Cannon on guitar and vocals. Followed by a 20 minute interactive play written by Richard Davey titled Growing up in Emu Bay, featuring Clarke Pascoe and Eliza Freeman.

Director of the Burnie Arts & Function Centre Greg Leong said, “This performance is part of the Arts for the Community Project and is co-presented by both the Pioneer Village Museum and the Burnie Arts & Function Centre.

“We are so pleased that the community has showed such interest in this performance. Burnie has such an interesting history and the community is so passionate about reminiscing about some of the events that really make Burnie the place it is today. I am sure we will hear lots of amazing stories from the audience on the night.

“Tickets have already sold out to the performance. We may have to consider scheduling additional performances in the future,” he said.
The Pioneer Village Museum on Little Alexander Street and is open to the public Monday to Friday 10am to 3pm.

“The museum really is quite amazing. There are so many personal treasures and memorabilia to discover. It’s a trip down memory lane for some and an eye opener for the younger generations to see how we used to live. If you haven’t visited for a while, it may just be time to re-visit the past again. There are always new exhibitions and additional elements to explore,” Mr Leong said.

For further information please contact

Libby Jowett
Communications Officer
Burnie City Council
(03) 6430 5716 or 0448 568 728

Email: ljowett@burnie.net