26 September 2023

History Festival to sneak peaks for buffs

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History buffs can enjoy a sneak peek at what’s on offer for this year’s History Festival, with the History Trust of South Australia launching its program for the month-long event.

Chief Executive of the History Trust, Greg Mackie said South Australia’s History Festival (1-31 May), now in its 18th year, was one of the State’s largest open-access community events.

Mr Mackie said that for the first time ever, people could get a sneak peek of what was on offer at the Festival through the History Trust’s virtual program which was launched last week (7 April).

He said this year’s theme of reimagine honoured both the State’s unique history and the many people who kept local stories alive.

“Reflecting on the past two years of a global pandemic, the History Festival explores the stories we tell, the lessons we take from the past – and how this might help us shape and re-imagine our future,” he said.

Mr Mackie said a groundswell of community support and enthusiasm saw thousands of people volunteer to make the Festival a success every year.

“With around 500 events registered across South Australia, by some 350 different event organisers, this year’s Festival offers the macabre to the fascinating, the shocking to the heart-warming – and everything in between,” he said.

“Like always, the range of events are incredible, and with around 80 per cent of events being free, there is no excuse to not get out and explore our fascinating culture.”

Free copies of the Festival program are available from Foodland Supermarkets, libraries, community centres and registered venues and online at this PS News link.

The History Trust’s virtual program launch can be accessed at this link.

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