South Australia's History Festival

Welcome to the 2016 History Festival. Throughout May you can explore our history in all kinds of ways - we hope you'll enjoy what is on offer this year. There are more than 600 events presented by over 340 organisers around the state.

Join the conversation: We'd love to hear your feedback about the program and the events you attend - you can join the discussion on Facebook or Twitter

We hope you have a great May delving into the past, and we look forward to seeing you out and about.

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Festival Highlights

Loxton's History Sure Ain't Boring

Join us for a night where four selected residents with a story to tell are invited to speak for 20 mins each on a selected topic of interest.  Read more

Recognise and Acknowledge: The First Peoples of the Adelaide Plain

An invitation to the local community to find out about plans to recognise Australia’s First Peoples in the Constitution and to acknowledge and learn more about the heritage of... Read more

Dressing Up

Explore all things costume and dress. Visit our Dressing-up exhibition and join in the pop-up museum, talks, workshops, demonstrations and activities relating to costume and... Read more

Theatrical-Historical Tour of 'Old Strathalbyn'

See the stone cottages of 'Old Strathalbyn'. Meet historical residents: the inventive butcher, the harassed teacher and school board director, the cottage hospital's consumptive... Read more

Freemasons Grand Lodge: Open House

Completed in 1927, the building comprises six levels. Guided tours will show you through the Lodge rooms and museum collection and will include an introduction to Freemasonry.... Read more

On the Banks of the Tigris

Adelaide premiere of the award winning documentary film uncovering the hidden - and almost erased - story of Iraqi music, revealing a shared history that transcends religion and... Read more