LOCATED at the base of Mt Victoria and just off the Great Western Highway Hartley Historic Site is undergoing a major revitalisation program over the next several years.

This to enhance the site’s tourism potential and to provide enhanced facilities and services to the broader community.

Total cost of the revitalisation is approximately $3.2 million and is funded by the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service.

Manager of Hartley Historic Site Steve Ring said this year the second Back to Hartley event will held on Sunday and again will be in partnership with the local community to raise awareness of the site and its history, to raise funds for local charities and-or non profit organisations and to promote the wonders of the Central West.

This year the event will be raising funds for the Lithgow Volunteer Rescue Association, Lithgow Lions and the Hartley RFS Brigade.

The event will showcase a variety of arts, crafts and produce from the region, plants, entertainment, vintage cars, a selection of food and drinks including Devonshire teas and a sausage sizzle showcasing local “Shogun wagyu meat”, face painting, petting zoo, Lithgow Folk Club, Sally Anne’s Dancers, sheep shearing, or you can even try your hand at archery, self guided tours of the court house and for the first time Hartley will be the location for Lithgow Council’s Grandparents Day.

“Back to Hartley” will be at Hartley Historic Site, Old Bathurst Road, Hartley on Sunday from 9am to 3 pm.

For further information contact Hartley Historic Site on 6355 2117.

FLASHBACK TO LAST YEAR: Member for Bathurst Paul Toole, the chair of the Hartley Advisory Committee Bob Morris OAM and the late Janet Leslie (founding member of the Hartley Advisory Committee) at the first back to Hartley event in 2012 just before the cutting of the cakes to mark the 175th anniversary of the construction of the Hartley Court House and the 40th anniversary of the establishment of Hartley Historic Site. lm102313hartley1

This article first appeared in Hangzhou Night Net.

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