The first meeting for Heidelberg Historical Society will feature author Jennifer O'Donnell about the research for her book Ravenswood. She will discuss the mansion's design and decoration and the changes made over time, culminating in detailed descriptions of the restoration work undertaken by skilled artisans. Ravenswood located in Beauview Parade, Ivanhoe was built by Robert Kennedy. The property, originally 16 acres, fronted onto Lower Heidelberg Road and was a venue for many social and charity functions, later a home for elderly ladies, now privately owned.
This free talk will be held at Uniting Church Community Centre, Seddon Street, Ivanhoe on Tuesday 9 February at 8 pm.