Step back in time and visit historic Bankfoot House
  • Thursday 27 August 2015
Friends of Bankfoot House President Ron Gillinder playing the vintage pianola

If you’re looking for something unique to do on the last Sunday of the month, Council together with the Friends of Bankfoot House have just the answer.

Learn how pioneering families lived and worked in the 1860s and beyond by visiting historic Bankfoot House, located in the picturesque Glass House Mountains, from 10am to 3pm on the last Sunday of each month.

Division 1 Councillor Rick Baberowski said the public had the opportunity to join experienced tour guides and access the oldest known surviving residence in the Glass House Mountains district.

“Bankfoot House and the new award-winning Mary Grigor Interpretive Centre document the history of three generations occupying the same house for more than 130 years,” Cr Baberowski said.

“When you step into the iconic State heritage-listed home, you will have a real sense of what it was like living in the in the 19th and 20th centuries.

“Guests can even pack a picnic and make this a great day out for the whole family. Bankfoot House also offers breathtaking views of Mt Tibrogargan.

“I would like to personally thank the dedicated Friends of Bankfoot House for volunteering their time and knowledge to open the doors of Bankfoot House on the last Sunday of the month.”

President of the Friends of Bankfoot House Inc. Ron Gillinder said guides would explain the history of the home and provide an insight as to how families lived.

“It will be a chance to see historic items in the Bankfoot House collection, many over 100 years old,” he said.

“Bankfoot House, also the original Post Office, provided a service for the travellers and crew of Cobb & Co until 1879 and people can see the original lunch table used by passengers of the coach service.

“The public will be entertained with music from the 1930 vintage pianola purchased by Clementina and William Burgess. Hear how Clementina entertained the family with renditions of Sweet Bye and Bye and the Repasz Band March.”

The cost is just $5 per adult and children are free.

Bankfoot House is located at 1988 Old Gympie Road Glass House Mountains and open 10am to 3pm on the last Sunday of each and every month.