On Sunday 6 May I attended the opening of the Old Highercombe Hotel Museum’s new exhibition “Slab Hut to Dining Room”. The opening was held as part of the museum’s Gala Day in conjunction with the About Time History Festival and drew quite a crowd from the local area and beyond.
History SA Chief Executive, Margaret Anderson, officially opened the new exhibition, which is part of a larger plan to develop exhibitions in the outbuildings of the museum and tell further key aspects of the Tea Tree Gully area’s history. Vines and Vineyards is next on the agenda.
The district where Old Highercombe Hotel is located is the former home to vineyards and wineries (including Angoves), nurseries, and quite prolific market gardens, which have all but disappeared from the landscape now. Plenty of local history to be explored in the latest exhibition!
Holding the opening in conjunction with a Gala Day seemed to work very well. Plenty for visitors to see and do. Son Cameron, my Mum and I got to have a pretty good look around as well as patronising the Lions Club sausage sizzle (all proceeds to the museum) and stocking up on yummy things from the trading table.