Big news for those interested in Victorian history, the Royal Historical Society of Victoria who’ve been running Victoria’s History Week for over 20 years, have now announced that in October 2020 they will have Victoria’s History MONTH instead.
They state …
“Across Victoria historical societies, heritage groups, individuals, tourist attractions, local councils, schools, historic houses and libraries all embraced History Week and offered great events. Not all the events were public but, without doubt, they all added to our understanding and love of Victoria’s history … the response was so overwhelming that, from 2020, we will expand History Week into History Month which will cover the whole of October from now on.”
If this follows the pattern set by South Australia, moving to a month-long format is certainly a good move, as the South Australia’s History Festival gets bigger and better every year. And from personal experience it is simply impossible to cram everything you want to get to in a week.
So we look forward to hearing more about Victoria’s History Month later in the year. But till then, for those in the State, be sure to mark October 2020 on your calendar.
If you group or organisation is in Victoria, and have an event planned for Victoria’s History Month, you can do so through their website, or send the RHSV an email with the details.