660 events later the History Festival is over for 2018! This year’s festival was the biggest and best yet. There were theatrics, magic, open doors, trains, scones, book launches, period costumes, wine, dancing, architecture, traditional weaving, podcasts, delicious food, sing-alongs, boats, laughter and many memories made. Most importantly, this year’s history festival was able to engage with more people and communities across all of South Australia.
While the History Festival might be over, remember our shared history can be celebrated each and every day. So between now and the 2019 festival why not check out a regional museum on a day trip, head to a local exhibition or even just have a chat with a local and ask them what history means to them. Don’t forget to keep following the History Festival on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter to find out about other incredible history programs taking place throughout the year including The History Trust of South Australia’s Talking History lecture series. On 19 June, Dr Gillian Dooley will be discussing Matthew Flinders and His Friends.
Lastly, was there an historical topic you felt wasn’t covered by this year’s program?
It’s never too early to start thinking about next year’s festival and how you can contribute to the continued celebration of South Australia’s diversity, heritage and shared stories.
Thanks for joining me for this journey over the last two months – it has been an absolute pleasure.
And that’s a wrap!
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