Get excited about history in South Australia with the History Festival which is set to run from 1 to 31 May 2017. There’s everything you’d expect, and a whole lot more… On 30 April, the 2017 History Festival will be officially launched at the Ardrossan Museum. As part of the History Trust of South Australia’s commitment to developing the Festival in regional SA, and with the assistance of regional partner SA Power Networks, this is the second time the launch of the Festival has happened outside Adelaide.
The whole month of May is packed full of events from every region in South Australia. With over 600 activities to choose from, there is definitely something for everyone - tours, talks, walks, exhibitions, kids’ events, concerts, dinners and more – exploring all kinds of history.
In the Yorke Peninsula region, there are almost 20 different activities, including a digital storytelling workshop on 1 May in Minlaton that will be facilitated by History Trust staff.
The History Festival is one of South Australia’s largest community events and promotes the State’s wonderful collections, places and stories through an amazing range of history related activities. The Festival which began in 2004 as SA History Week, has grown each year, becoming a month-long festival which now attracts over 340 different event organisers all around South Australia.
The full program of activities in the History Festival will be available on Saturday 8 April in the Advertiser, and copies will be sent to Libraries, Visitor Information Centres, local council offices and all event organisers during the following week.
Some highlights from the History Festival program on offer in the Yorke Peninsula region:
- Restored Phaeton and Other Modes of Transport, throughout May, at the Ardrossan Museum
- Curramulka: a Step Back into the Past on Sunday 7 May, presented by the Curramulka Cultural Heritage Group
- The Road We Have Travelled, every Tuesday in May, presented by the Port Broughton Visitor Centre Outlet
- Warooka Historic Bus Tour, Friday 12 May, presented by the Yorketown Historical Society.
The History Festival launch will be at the Ardrossan National Trust Museum, 16 Fifth Street, Ardrossan at 2pm on Sunday 30 April. People are invited to attend however RSVPs are essential by Tuesday 25 April 2017 to firstname.lastname@example.org or 08 8203 9888.
A full list of events is available on the History Festival website, historyfestival.sa.gov.au
What: South Australia’s History Festival
When: 1 to 31 May 2017
Contact: Allison Russell, Director, History Festival and Community Programs, History Trust of South Australia
(08) 8203 9891, email@example.com
Programs available now at Libraries, Councils, Visitor Centres and other participating outlets; Download the App via the App Store or Google Play.
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History Trust of South Australia
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Adelaide SA 5000