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01 - 31 May 2024
South Australia's History Festival is an annual event exploring the state's diverse and multi-layered history. Held throughout May each year, the History Festival explores the places and spaces, stories, collections, and ideas that make us who we are.
One of South Australia’s largest open-access community events, the History Festival program features hundreds of events ranging from talks to tours, walks to workshops and exhibitions to special events.
Events happen anywhere: urban and rural, towns, cities and suburbs; in museums and libraries; in boats, trains and buses and mysterious buildings; on the street, by the beach and in nature.
Hear the latest research and tales of the unusual and unknown; from amazing experts to local guides. With hundreds of events to choose from, there’s something for curious minds of all ages.
And with hundreds of community groups across the state participating, there are plenty of opportunities to volunteer and make sure your story is heard. Events are presented by over 400 organising groups, from state cultural institutions to grassroots cultural and community organisations, representing thousands of individuals across the state.Visit website
We should be inquisitive about our fascinating history. The festival provides an accessible, interesting way for people to learn.
The Advertiser 2019
History comes alive across the entire state of South Australia.
The Advertiser 2018
This community event is a must-do.
Jetstar Magazine 2018
Found some downtime between all the events and excitement? Here are some tips on what to see and do in Adelaide and South Australia.
High in the Adelaide Hills, the National Motor Museum’s outstanding collection of automobilia stretches back to the very dawn of the motor age. Antiques and unique one off vehicles sit alongside classic designs that rolled off the production lines around the world (including Holden’s Elizabeth plant), while displays explain how the evolution of auto design and Australia’s social history are irrevocably intertwined.
SA Museum is one of the most visited museums in Australia and holds collections of national and international significance. It is a leader in remote and regional community engagement, and in Australian Aboriginal heritage and scientific research. Marking its 165th anniversary in 2021, SAM, as it is affectionately called, is older than the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and the Natural History Museum in London. And get this… the Museum houses over four million specimens and material cultural items!