Join us for a picnic and market day at Beaumont House to celebrate the establishment of the Olive Oil industry in South Australia. Built in 1849, Beaumont House was home of the first Anglican Bishop of Adelaide, Bishop Augustus Short, and later Sir Samuel Davenport, politician, horticulturist and founder of the olive oil industry in SA.
Unley Libraries are celebrating their 50th birthday this year and they’re celebrating in style. The Unley Libraries Festival will include a vintage fair, demonstrations, workshops, storytelling, exhibitions, live music, a book launch, family movie and an abundance of family entertainment.
Blue Jeans Jungle Greens examines both the conflict in Vietnam and the anti-war campaign on the home front, as well as other social movements of the time. This display draws on the stories – and the photo albums – of South Australians, and reminds us of the power of the past in people’s lives.
Friday 28 - Saturday 29 October 2016, (+ optional activities on Sunday 30 October)
Join us in Peterborough for an exciting weekend working alongside the local community in one and a half days of participatory workshops and activities. Our theme for the event will be local history, and together we will explore innovative ways to share and interpret these stories.
Hosted by Peterborough History Rooms at Peterborough Town Hall, History SA/Veterans SA's travelling exhibition Bravest of the Brave tells the story of eight South Australian men who were awarded the Victoria Cross for their heroic deeds during the First World War (1914-1918).
Principal Textile Conservator at Artlab Australia Kristin Phillips will talk about the textiles she saw in English country houses with particular emphasis on the State Bed, whilst attending the Attingham Summer School in England last year funded by a Copland Scholarship.