Resources for organisers

Poster templates

Download these poster templates and enter your event details:

History Festival A3 poster template (Word)
History Festival A4 poster template (Word)
History Festival A5 poster template (Word) 


History Festival logo

Download the 2017 History Festival logo:

History Festival logo (jpg)
History Festival logo (png) 

Adding images to your event 

You can upload up to four images to your event listing (1 feature image + 3 additional images). If you missed uploading them during the registration process, email them to: 

Image requirements:

Format: jpg

Size: feature image must be landscape. At least 500 KB file size

(Please do not send a flyer or logo)


Planning your event

Tips for running a successful event (PDF) 

Risk management plan template (Word)

'Doing it Safely': Risk Management Planning (PDF) - presentation by Craig Middleton from History Festival workshop 18 Jan 2016

Registration information pack (PDF) 

How to set up an online booking system (Eventbrite) for your History Festival event (PDF)

65 event ideas (blog post)

Focus programs for 2017 (PDF)

Getting the word out

Writing a media release (PDF)

History Festival media release template (Word 390KB)

How to publicise your event (PDF) - Kristy Rebbeck's presentation from the March 2017 marketing workshop

Gathering support - thinking about sponsorship (PDF) - Kylie Kerrigan, SA Power Networks, presentation from the March 2017 marketing workshop

Harnessing social media for event promotion: Part one (PDF) - Dr Kristy Kokegei's presentation from the March 2017 marketing workshop

Harnessing social media for event promotion: Part two (PDF)

Event media management - Penny Gordon's presentation from the History Festival Ideas Exchange 14/11/2015

Direct marketing (PDF)

Poster design principles (PDF)


Evaluating your event

Feedback survey template: Download and customise this template to get feedback from visitors about your events. This is for your own evaluation requirements and does not need to be returned to History SA. We will send out a general History Festival survey to all event organisers after the Festival. 
Event feedback template (Word)

This Family events evaluation template (Word) was provided by Michelle from Children's University Adelaide at our Northern Adelaide Ideas Exchange. Feel free to add your organisation's logo and make changes to suit your event.


Including Indigenous Histories workshop

Including Indigenous Histories workshop handout (PDF)

Appropriate Terminology handout (PDF)


2016 History Festival Report

Download the 2016 History Festival Report (PDF)


Workshop resources - 18 January 2016

Pop-up Museums - Pauline Cockrill, History SA
How to create a pop-up museum - help sheet (PDF)
Pop-up museum label template (PDF)
Pop-up museum planning template (PDF)
Running a pop-up museum - presentation (PDF)

Creating events for families - Michelle Mitolo, Children's University
Event planning for children and families - template (Word)
Learning destination visit diary (PDF) 

Other resources

Visit the South Australian Community History website and find information on a wide range of topics relevant to the practice of history, running museums, collections management and conservation.

Check out the Museums Australia website for a range of resources for museums, museum professionals and students.

On the Our Community website you'll find community resources and information about grants and fundraising.