Resources for organisers

2017 History Festival Report

Download the 2017 History Festival Report (PDF)


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

Event feedback template (Word) - 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 the History Trust. We will send out a general History Festival survey to all event organisers after the Festival. 

Family events evaluation template (Word) - This template 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)


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

The South Australian Tourism Commission website offers a range of resources and tools.

Check out the South Australian Tourism Industry Council website for resources and workshop information.

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.

Volunteering SA&NT provides help and advice, training and devleopment and advertising of volunteering positions.

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.