Community museums newsletter archive

The community museums newsletter is a bi-monthly publication by the History Trust on events and issues of interest to community museums within South Australia. Here you will find the latest stories and a searchable archive of past editions and news stories. Feel free to share news stories you find here with others. You can subscribe to receive the newsletter free by email or by RSS feed below.

2010-11 CMP Grants

Nineteen CMP museums have shared $150,000 of CMP funding in the 2010-11 grant round. Read more about 2010-11 CMP Grants >

Read more »

Out and about (and in the office)

We haven’t managed to venture out and about as much as we would have liked in recent months. However, Pauline drove to the South East in June to visit the Kingston SE National Trust Museum and the Cape Jaffa Lighthouse which is also under its care. Read more about Out and about (and in the office) >

Read more »

Welcome Bay Discovery Centre & Holdfast Bay History Centre!

We are delighted to announce that the Bay Discovery Centre/Holdfast Bay History Centre has joined the Community Museums Program, achieving museum registration at the end of June. Read more about Welcome Bay Discovery Centre & Holdfast Bay History Centre! >

Read more »

Letters to the Editor

Kadina National Trust is seeking a lost item of local significance. In 1913 bandsmen erected a memorial to bandsmen lost at the sinking of the Titanic. The missing item is the dedication shield seen in front of the music stands installed in the Kadina rotunda. Read more about Letters to the Editor >

Read more »

History Week highlights

SA History Week was a great success. With 400 diverse events celebrating our rich and varied history happening all over the State in just ten days (yes, we invented the 10-day week!) it was hard to choose where to go first. Read more about History Week highlights >

Read more »

Going digital

Many of us have confidently ‘gone digital’ – like using digital cameras, scanners and all the accessories on mobiles that don’t involve ringing another phone!  Following the example of large institutions, many community museums and historical societies are ‘digitising’ parts of their collection with the aid of government grants. Read more about Going digital >

Read more »

Out and about (and in the office)

Allison and Pauline have been busy over the past couple of months, visiting museums and discussing the accreditation and grants program. Read more about Out and about (and in the office) >

Read more »

Towards an online presence

The launch of History SA’s History Week website in April heralded the first milestone in the development of our new online presence. We are pleased to announce that work is now progressing on a new community museums project which will follow a similar format. Read more about Towards an online presence >

Read more »

A fond farewell

Allison Russell says farewell from Community History Programs. Read more about A fond farewell >

Read more »