On the grapevine

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New Shed For Expanding Collection

The Museum's newest exhibition space, the horse drawn buggy annexe, is well underway.

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Tourism Award For Millicent Museum

The Millicent Living History Museum has been recognised as a highlight of tourism in the South East taking out the 2014 South Australian Regional Award for Tourism, Limestone Coast region.  

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Name change for Highercombe Hotel Museum

Old Highercombe Hotel Museum announces change of name to Tea Tree Gully Heritage Museum at their Vintage Fair and 160th anniversary last Sunday, to better reflect that the museum is much more than the original building. Two new displays are also launched. 

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Collections MOSAiC training workshops

Nine participants attend three day Collections MOSAiC workshop in Adelaide and news of another workshop in South Australia to take place in April 2015 at Millicent in the South East. 

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Kadina Shows How Seed is Sown

Four years of work has concluded for the Farm Shed Museum at Kadina with the completion of their new major display area Sowing the Seed.

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Bravest of the Brave braves the Outback

History SA/Veterans SA’s travelling exhibition Bravest of the Brave, which tells the moving stories of the eight South Australians awarded the Victoria Cross (VC) in the First World War, is on its way to Port Augusta and then on to the tiny town of Yunta, towards Broken Hill.  To date these will be this popular display’s most far flung venues. 

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Creating a Spirit of Anzac Living Memorial

Find out how your community can nominate a project for Conservation Volunteers Australia's Living Memorials program to commemorate 100 years of the Anzac spirit (1914-18).

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St John's Gains Museum Registration

In June History SA welcomed the 62nd museum to the Community Museums Program.

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South Australian History Fund 2014 Grants

The South Australian History Fund (SAHF) is History SA’s annual grant fund supporting community groups to undertake small South Australian history projects. Funding up to $2,000 for projects, $3,000 for publications and $5,000 for research projects is available.

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Telling Our Stories Alexandrina History on Film

The Telling our Stories Alexandrina digital stories project was launched on 26 May.  The enthusiastic crowd of about 150 people settled in to the Strathalbyn Town Hall to view the inaugural screening of ten short films.  The films focus on different aspects of local history from the Alexandrina C

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