HISTORY WEEK 2017: REVEL IN VICTORIA’S RICH AND VIBRANT PAST

Join the Royal Historical Society of Victoria for their annual History Week, taking place 15-22 October 2017. This uniquely Victorian celebration of history is designed to connect past to present, bring people together and to revel in our rich and vibrant past. Events take place all across Victoria, with something for everyone.

History Week is coordinated by the Royal Historical Society of Victoria and features events, lectures, tours, talks, adventures and more – inviting participants to step out of the present and peer into the past.

Below is just a selection of some of the dozens of events taking place this History Week that Victorian’s can explore, attend and partake in.

EXPLORE THE CITY’S PAST

  • Catwalk to Sidewalk – a photographic exhibition showcasing Melbourne’s past and present street fashions.
  • Migration Melbourne – walking tour with historian Nadia Rhook, retracing the urban footpaths of migrants, that shaped Melbourne.
  • Mapping Port Melbourne’s Past  join historians Janet Bolitho and Margaret Bride for a discussion on the use of historic maps and aerial photos to track changes to Port Melbourne.
  • Victoria Police Museum Tour – meet some of Melbourne’s murky underworld figures and learn about some of the Victoria Police’s most notable investigations.

HISTORIC COUNTRYSIDE

  • Dyson’s: Moving with the Times – a rare opportunity to go ‘behind the scenes’ of this iconic local, Australian family-owned and operated business.
  • Whittlesea Crime Tour – take a bus trip to uncover Whittlesea’s criminal past. Visit sites of infamy and uncover stories of crime and mayhem from days gone-by.
  • Learn How Gunpowder was Made – see the restored Black Powder Mill in operation and learn about the history of the production of gunpowder and explosives.

Events take place all across the city of Melbourne and the countryside. Many of the events are free, but some require bookings and/or have a cost. For information on the above events and all the others on offer, please visit www.historyweek.org.au

People with a special interest in history are invited to join the Royal Historical Society of Victoria and take advantage of additional benefits, such as free monthly talks, assistance with historical research, subscriptions to historical publications and free admission to society exhibitions. 

WHEN
October 15, 2017 at 12pm - October 22, 2017
WHERE
Locations vary across Victoria
Melbourne, VIC 3000
Australia
Google map and directions
CONTACT
Lauren Indiveri-Clarke · · (03) 9326 9288
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