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The About Time History Festival is an annual celebration of the history of South Australia. Hosted by History SA during May, there are hundreds of fun things to do in Adelaide and all around South Australia.
This article will focus on the free events which are fun for kids and adults alike. Just remember that booking in advance is essential for many of the free things to do, so register early to secure your place.
Being 4 is an exhibition curated by four year olds, with activities for toddlers at History SA's headquarters in Adelaide. The Drill Hall at Torrens Parade Ground will also house a display about Mitcham Army Camp before it became Colonel Light Gardens.
Mitcham Army Camp Later Became Colonel Light Gardens
Sorry Day for the Stolen Generations will be a particularly moving event in Victoria Square. Commemorating the many indigenous children who were forcibly removed from their parents in the past, it's a reminder of some shameful times in the history of Australia.
For nearly 75 years the Catholic church trained priests at St Francis Xavier Seminary just outside Morialta Conservation Park, but that era has now closed. In 1941 a fleet of trams and buses brought more than 4,000 of the Catholic faithful here to receive a blessing from Pope Pius XII as the seminary foundation stone was laid. Fast forward to 2015, and an application has been made to demolish the local heritage listed accommodation block.
Former St Frances Xavier Seminary Near Morialta Conservation Park
While the Queen Elizabeth Hospital is still intact, perhaps you should take the opportunity to visit their heritage basement and marvel at the medical collection of instruments and equipment.
For the full About Time History Festival program see the website, download the app (both Android and Apple available), or pick up a paper guide from a library near you. You can also get the latest updates on Facebook.