May is just around the corner, and South Australia’s History Festival for 2016 is ready and raring to go for 31 days of history events.
The excitement for it is building as the launch was held recently, the program booklets are out, and the website is live. So now we all get to scan through the website or printed programs and work out what is on when, that we can get to.
The event grows bigger and bigger each year, and this year is no different with more than 600 events presented by over 340 organisers around the state. There are exhibitions, talks, seminars, guided tours, self-guided tours, workshops, open days, and even a cruise.
Walk through some of Adelaide’s historic buildings, or use the app and discover Adelaide’s history as you walk the streets. Have a high tea in the country, learn how to interview your realtives, or walk through the cemetery learning about the stories of those buried there. Learn how to knit or crochet, or go on a tour to learn about the records that State Records holds. Learn how to research your family history or restore old photographs. Military history, pub yarns, and even a cruise at Port Adelaide learning the history of the port also make up part of this years events.
Getting the program …
You can grab a printed copy of the South Australia’s History Festival program at numerous places around the state, including our shop. Or you can download a copy from their website.
Hashtag it …
And don’t forget the official hashtag for SA’s History Festival is #SAHistoryFest, but if you’d like to be in the draw for a heap of prizes, use the hashtag #CaptureSAHistory and @HistoryFestival on your photos.