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Many Weekend Notes readers will already be familiar with the About Time History Festival. Every year in May, History SA presents the festival with a huge program of things to do to celebrate the history of South Australia.
This year there are literally hundreds of fun things to do during the history festival scattered all about South Australia. From the Flinders Ranges to the Limestone Coast and everywhere between, History SA have coaxed local communities to curate their curios, put on exhibitions, and hold historical walking tours.
There are far too many paid and free things to do during the festival for me to cover them all. You'll find a random selection of my choices listed below. If you don't like the selections, just pick up an About Time History Festival program from your local library, download the About Time phone app, or visit the website and Facebook page.
A couple of tips before we look at what's on in Adelaide for the history festival: many events need booking in advance - do it EARLY. Free events - especially those hosted by Adelaide oracle Keith Conlon - are often booked out in no time at all.
And when you take part in the history festival do remember to take some photos that capture the spirit of the festival. Upload your photos to Instagram including #captureAT and the tag @historyfestival in the caption, and you could win a great prize.
Discover the History of Adelaide - Cruising Popeye on the River Torrens
After the strenuous exertion of all these activities, you may develop a thirst. Some of my favourite pubs are in Adelaide's south west corner. If you're not familiar with them you can find our more about the history of Adelaide on a pub trail, and quench your thirst at the same time.
Take the Eastwood Walk: The Elms in Glenside Hospital
Three museums in Port Adelaide give you the chance to get your hands dirty during the About Time History Festival. At the National Railway Museum you'll be allowed behind the scenes, while the SA Aviation Museum is holding guided tours with the opportunity to explore four aircraft.
Unfortunately the government is still preventing people from visiting Fort Largs while they desperately look for a developer to buy it. How disrespectful is it to sell the historic fort in this Anzac centenary year?