GLEN Innes will return to a time when cocktail frocks and ballgowns were all the rage, with a fashion parade organised by the Land of the Beardies History House and Museum in October.
"On Saturday, October 26 we're presenting a wonderful fashion parade of collections from the 1950s to the1980s ballgowns and cocktail frocks in Meet me at the Trocadero in the Glen Innes Town Hall," museum manager Eve Chappell said.
"You will be able to reminisce with the fashions from yesteryear, indulge in a Margaret Fulton inspired dinner and enjoy Winter Soul Collective, the band, afterwards."
The museum is on the corner of Ferguson Street and West Avenue, Glen Innes and one of a number of the town's attractions.
"We showcase the history of the Glen Innes area in a large museum in the heritage listed former hospital building, built round a garden courtyard with displays of machinery in the grounds," Ms Chappell said.
"There are special activities for children, including a children's room where they can view what it was like for children in days gone by, play with typewriters and phones, puzzle over the mystery box (grandparents can explain the weird looking objects) or work the water pump in the courtyard."
Next year marks the museum's 50th anniversary.
Official 2020 Australia Day celebrations start the day.
"We will mark the anniversary with a nostalgic country fair of demonstrations of historic crafts and trades, music, early children's games, stalls, food, entertainments and a car rally," Ms Chappell said.
"We will open the new Jeannie Ross Fraser Memorial Medical Wing that day, have a loop of photographs of the history of the Historical Society and museum and other new displays."
Rhubarb and Rosie was established on April 26 last year by owner Janie Kent.
"I employ one beautiful and talented lady, Leanne," she says.
"Our main services are fresh flowers for weddings, birthdays, thank yous, or just because, specialising in native arrangements, hampers and decorated cakes.
"Our flowers come fresh from Brisbane or Newcastle, we also sell indoor plants and pots, plus we love rust-look garden items."
Ms Kent says Glen Innes is a "beautiful and caring town, we love to deliver bunches of happiness, custom made, to suit the recipient, we love when customers walk through the door, greeted by the smell of fresh flowers and cakes baking.
"We love to make things personal, flowers and cakes made to suit the recipient.
"We can also deliver plants and gifts from the shop, and deliver five days a week to Glen Innes, Armidale, Inverell, Deepwater, Emmaville and Tenterfield.
Phone Ms Kent on 6732 2995.