History SA's Community History Programs

History SA’s Community History Officers provide advice and assistance in a wide range of areas relevant to community history practice and museum and collections management. 

We work with the network of museums who are registered or accredited in History SA’s standards program (the Community Museums Program) and with other historical groups and community collecting organisations.

We can help you with all aspects of collection and museum management including forward planning, developing new exhibitions or displays, preparing grant applications, planning or reviewing display text, getting started with a cataloguing or digitisation project, writing policies and procedures, developing collection storage and display spaces and collection care methods and display techniques.

We can either assist you directly or point you in the direction of further specialist assistance.  Site visits can be arranged.

We also administer History SA’s two grant programs, the South Australian History Fund and the Community Museums Program grant fund.  Grant rounds open in June each year, but you are welcome to enquire about possible projects and funding opportunities all year round.


I am the president of CWA Hindmarsh Valley Branch. Yesterday we had the priviledge of a presentation from Mrs Marj Thornton OAM of Port Elliot about her war time experinces of working at Bletchley park as a decoder during WW2. She has also been a long time resident of Port Elliot and has a fascinating history that we believe should be documented. Marj is 94 years of age and is still enjoying good health. Is your organisation able to assist with an oral history or point us in the right direction for how this may be achieved? contact me on kvtiers@yahoo.com.au landline 0885547220 Your assistance would be very helpful. Kaisu Vartto

I would be pleased to have a reply from someone to my enquiry. Kaisu Vartto

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