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Scholz Park Museum receives local Australia Day award

Volunteers at the Scholz Park Museum in Riverton received the Clare & Gilberton Valley Council’s 2017 Australia Day Community Event of the Year award yesterday. They won the award for the reopening of the museum on Sunday 10 April after two years of closure.
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Community Museum Grants Announced

The History Trust is very pleased to be supporting a host of projects in 2017 through the annual Community Museum Program (CMP) grant fund. The funding is only for museums involved in the History Trust’s standards and accreditation program.
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Launch of new South Australian Light Railway Centre in Milang

The new South Australian Light Railway Centre was officially launched on Wednesday 14 December at the Port Milang Historic Railway Museum.
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Rivoli Bay Railway Display

New exhibit about the Rivoli Bay railway line was launched on Sunday 30 October at the Old Wool and Grain Store Beachport Museum.
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Launch of the Federation of Australian Historical Societies Inc Local History and Schools' Curriculum Guidelines

Local History and Schools’ Curriculum is a Federation of Australian Historical Societies guidelines project designed to assist local historical societies connect with the teachers and students at schools in their areas. Read more about Launch of the Federation of Australian Historical Societies Inc Local History and Schools' Curriculum Guidelines >

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South Australian quilts in Melbourne

The Embroiderers' Guild of SA Museum has several pieces from their collection on display in Melbourne at the National Gallery of Victoria's major exhibition Making the Australian Quilt: 1800–1950.
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New interactive Vietnam: Aeromedical Evacuation display opens at Army Museum

On Wednesday 12 October a new interactive - Vietnam: Aeromedical Evacuation - was officially launched in Gallery Three of the Australian Army Museum of South Australia.
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Macclesfield Family Photo Scanfest

Macclesfield History Group are holding two family photo scanfests on 18 and 25 September in preparation for History SA’s traveling exhibition Once Upon a Time: Stories of South Australian Childhoods which they will be hosting at the Anglican Hall, Venables Street, Macclesfield during the last week in November.

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SA students win prestigious Baxter and Grimshaw Prize

Congratulations to students from Mark Oliphant College and Salisbury East High School who have been named joint winners of the Baxter and Grimshaw Prize at the 2016 History Teachers Association of SA (HTASA) conference.

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All Locked Up opens doors to the museum

The volunteers at Tea Tree Gully Heritage Museum devised an entertaining afternoon ‘full of drama’ with the help of 891 ABC Radio’s presenter Peter Goers and the SA Police Historical Society on Sunday 21 August, as part of their regular Heritage on Sunday program. 

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