Got a story to share about our local history? Get your resignations in for the SA history festival now

History festival 2018 in MB.
History festival 2018 in MB.

Registrations for South Australia’s History festival have now opened for 2019.

Last year around 10 events held in the region explored the Murraylands’ colonial, cultural and sporting past at venues including Murray Bridge’s Captain’s Cottage Museum, the Mannum Dock Museum and the Round House.

2019 will be the 16th History Festival and will include a vast and expansive variety of activities, tours and engaging opportunities for South Australians to immerse themselves in the history of the state.

History Trust of South Australia chief executive, Greg Mackie said he was thrilled that in recent years more and more South Australians have embraced our History Festival. 

“The History Festival program provides an opportunity for many hundreds of individuals, organisations and thousands of volunteers to share their passion for history, for collection and for our unique heritage,” said Mr Mackie. 

The History Festival program has also organised a series of community workshops around SA for event organisers to learn more about being part of the action in 2019.

Online registrations to participate in the 2019 festival are open to individuals and organisations wishing to promote South Australia’s wonderful stories, places and collections.

From heritage organisations, museums, archives, community and cultural organisations to universities, libraries and schools as well as churches, galleries, businesses, cemeteries, gardens, government agencies and owners of heritage-listed places.

Any community with a story to tell is encouraged to participate.

All events will be listed on the history festival website and in the printed program.

Registrations for the history festival close on February 7, 2019. 

Details can be found online at www.historyfestival.sa.gov.au.

To discuss events call 8203 9888 or email historyfestival@history.sa.gov.au.