History Festival blog

The History Festival blog takes you behind the scenes as we plan the event.

Meet our new intern Hilda!

I am Hilda and my Chinese name is Chui Hoi Tung. I come from Hong Kong and am an intern for the History Trust of South Australia, from 17 July to 25 August.

History Festival Opening Speech

On Sunday afternoon, we were treated to a wonderful opening speech, by Councillor Jeff Cook, from Minlaton. He was kind enough to let us reproduce his words here.

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Getting Pickled with Ms Granny Skills

I was not prepared for how much I enjoyed this hands-on workshop - who knew you could pickle green beans and that sauerkraut was so easy to make?! All revelations to me! 

Seeking Light at the University of Adelaide

Day two of the History Festival began with a University of Adelaide History & Heritage Tour. I took a few classes at the North Terrace Campus during my undergraduate studies, but had never really explored the whole site.

Mad May Begins - Adelaide Town Hall Tour

What a way to start the 2017 Festival - cold, wet and windy. But, as our CEO Greg says, onwards! The rain is doing nothing to dampen the HF Team's enthusiasm! 

Program launch

Thanks to the 250+ people who came along to the History Festival program launch on Friday 7 April. It was great to see so many event organisers and supporters there.