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Last modified: 29 Jul 2020 10:37am

A historic black and white photo of a man on a tractor halfway through a ploughed field, while two men and a child stand in the ploughed area with their hands on their hips

A pop up museum will be helping celebrate Selwyn’s history.

The interactive and engaging museum will be at the Ellesmere A&P Spring Show at the Ellesmere Showgrounds on Saturday 19 October.

The district’s museums, historic societies and heritage collection holders have come together with the Council to create the pop up museum with a modern twist as part of the Beca Christchurch Heritage Festival.

The museum will provide an interactive experience using historic films, online tools and displays to weave together tales of Selwyn’s heritage and enable visitors to journey through time and across Selwyn.

The museum is a great opportunity to enjoy and discover the things that have made the district what it is today, District arts coordinator Becca Bouffandeau says.

“It’s been a huge collaborative effort from many different groups to put together something informative and fun that really speaks to who we are as a district.”

Homebush Stables will also be holding an open day on Sunday 20 October 10am–4pm as part of the festival. The museum, historic buildings and gardens are on the historic family property of the Deans family, who were the first European settlers on the Canterbury plains.

Entry to Ellesmere Spring Fair Showgrounds: Adults $15, Children free (under 12 years). Entry to the Homebush Stables open day is $5, children under 14 free.