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Bears go back into hibernation

Much fun and frivolity was seen at our Teddy Bear Affair with 500 visitors enjoying the event.  We counted 254 bears throughout the Museum but they have now disappeared and feeling rather squeezy packed in vac bags. Read more about Bears go back into hibernation >

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A hive of activity

I dropped into the Museum on Monday and found a hive of activity.

Outside, volunteers were replacing verandah posts. Read more about A hive of activity >

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Teddy Bear Affair

Only one week to go and the Museum is nearly full with teddy bears.

Tiny Ted's Birthday Party is coming together, Princess Teddiana is preparing her boudoir for visitors and Vincent Von Bear is tidying his studio ready to greet budding artists. Read more about Teddy Bear Affair >

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Teddy Bears are waking up !!

Our last Teddy Bear Affair was in 2011, so thats a long time in hibernation and the bears are happy to be out and about for this event. Read more about Teddy Bears are waking up !! >

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The waitress, in the bar, with the iron …

Yes, that was the verdict at the first of our ‘Whodunnit at the Highercombe Hotel?’ events. Read more about The waitress, in the bar, with the iron … >

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Caring for Collections on Kangaroo Island

Pauline goes on the road with Artlab to help run a two-day Caring for Collections workshop for volunteers at community museums on Kangaroo Island. Read more about Caring for Collections on Kangaroo Island >

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Guiding at Heritage on Sunday

Yesterday I was on duty for my first time on Heritage on Sunday. This is the new public openings of the Tea Tree Gully Heritage Museum – previously the Old Highercombe Hotel Museum. Read more about Guiding at Heritage on Sunday >

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Glencoe Goes Off With a Baaaang!

Can you use sheep to tell history?  The Sheep’s Back Museum at Naracoorte has been preserving and telling stories of the wool industry since the 1960s, but on the March long weekend Read more about Glencoe Goes Off With a Baaaang! >

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Heritage on Sunday

The Tea Tree Gully Heritage Museum, formerly The Old Highercombe Hotel Museum, has started a new event on the third Sunday of each month: Heritage on Sunday. Read more about Heritage on Sunday >

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