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No batteries needed – or electricity it seems!

Yesterday I had my first chance to visit this year’s school holiday event at the Old Highercombe Hotel Museum. It was a stormy day and the electricity supply had been off for a couple of hours in the middle of the day. Candles were out to help light the Museum. Read more about No batteries needed – or electricity it seems! >

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Getting Closer to Solving the Mystery

Pauline gives an update of the Mission Photos Mystery after attending the launch of the newly preserved and partly identified rare 19th century daguerreotypes of Poonindie Mission members at Port Lincoln's Mill Cottage Museum during the About Time History Festival.  Read more about Getting Closer to Solving the Mystery >

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Winter edition published of The Highercombe Herald

I have been busy today publishing The Highercombe Herald - newsletter of the Old Highercombe Hotel Museum.

I picked up 200 copies from the printer - black and white this edition to save money. Read more about Winter edition published of The Highercombe Herald >

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Batteries Running Low

Counting down to our event when batteries, plastic and electronic games will disappear and toys and games of yesteryear will be on display.  Read more about Batteries Running Low >

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Celebrations for SAAM

Pauline attends official handover ceremony of F-111 A8-134 at South Australian Aviation Museum in Port Adelaide. Read more about Celebrations for SAAM >

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Industrious Strathalbyn

As part of the About Time History Festival I went to visit the Strathalbyn & District Heritage Centre who held a well-attended opening for their latest exhibition Industrial O Read more about Industrious Strathalbyn >

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Two Bob Shed Draws a Crowd

Last week I was invited to be a part of the official opening party for the Gawler Museum's new collection store and workroom.  I think the turnout of about 70 people is testimony to the wide community support which the museum receives. Read more about Two Bob Shed Draws a Crowd >

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Collection Planning at Glenbarr

A week or so ago I was pleased to be invited back to Glenbarr, an historic property and museum at Strathalbyn, to help review the Friends of Glenbarr Inc’s strategic plan.  The Friends of Glenbarr look after the day to day management of the extensive site, which is a popular group campsite and fu Read more about Collection Planning at Glenbarr >

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