This is a new touring exhibition offering a glimpse into the lives of children who grew up in this state over successive generations - in both happy and challenging times.
Children have always played their part in history and images in the exhibition have been selected to show how their lives reflected the changing times in South Australia. How children spend their time – at school, work or play – has changed as society, attitudes and technology have evolved.
While many childhood experiences are shared across Australia, this exhibition highlights stories relating to South Australian places, people, things or events. Who can forget holidays at Glenelg, watching the John Martin's Christmas Pageant, celebrating Wattle Day and National Flower Day, singing the 'Song of Australia' at school or eating AMSCOL ice-cream?
The museum is housed in the 3 storey stone mill building at the town's main intersection and is open every Sunday between 2pm and 4.30 pm and at other times by appointment. Admission is $4 per adult and $1 for children. The Museum is also popular with school groups, car clubs and bus tours.
The exhibition has been curated by History SA in conjunction with five community museums and historical societies and is augmented by articles from the Museum's own collection. It will be showing for the entire month of March with a special official launch day on March 15th.
Once Upon a Time is ideal for school students/teachers and parents and children of all ages. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone the Secretary on 0433-820-570.