Thursday, February 29, 2024

Penrith Library’s history calendar turns 21

The Research Services team at Penrith City Libraries has once again curated a special History Calendar from their extensive Photographic Collection for its 21st anniversary. 

For 2024, the Local History Calendar celebrates Penrith’s history in the form of postcards from the 1800s and 1900s.

Since the first Local History Calendar was released in 2003, the Research Services team has celebrated different aspects of Penrith, including its cultural heritage, the release of a local historian’s book, the 200th anniversary of the Great Western Highway’s completion, and its sporting history. 

Penrith Mayor, Todd Carney praised the Research Services team for a successful 21 years of collating the beloved History Calendar. 

“The Library’s Research Services Team outdo themselves every year with the calendar, especially because they know how much the community loves looking back at Penrith’s photographic history,” Mayor Carney said. 

“The calendar is a great platform for Penrith City Libraries to showcase their wonderful photographic collection which includes photographs donated by residents over the years. 

“I’m very proud the team is celebrating 21 years of the calendar and bringing our local history to our residents each year.” 

The photographs included in the calendar are from the Library’s Photographic Collection, which is accessible via Penrith City Libraries’ Catalogue in the Local Archives Search at library.penrith.city 

The calendar will be available for purchase from all three library branches for $5 while stocks last. 

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