History Week 2010 is coming!

Join us in History Week 2010 for a walk down the streets of the past and into the lives of those you pass. Explore the biographies of our leaders, those who shaped our world and the ordinary worlds of lesser known identities.

From a celebration of Sydney’s Italian fruitshops at Leichhardt Library to the stories of those who left their mark on local landscapes at Callan Park and on Balmain’s waterfront there is plenty going on this September. Download our events guide here (PDF reader required): HISTORYWEEK2010webflyer[1]

With over 200 events across NSW, History Week is about celebrating the best in community and professional history, highlighting its role in our cultural life and inviting people to get involved. During History Week, community groups, local councils, libraries, archives, museums, universities, cultural institutions, professional and amateur historians across NSW open their doors to present the latest in today’s historical research – fascinating stories, artifacts and experiences about both our past and ourselves today. The NSW wide guide to events can be found here: www.historycouncilnsw.org.au/events/history-week-2010

at the water’s edge : History Week 2008 September 6-14

We are celebrating life at the water’s edge during September!

Wherever waters rise or fall, there’s a story, and events across the Leichhardt area in September are a great opportunity to explore just how central the water’s edge has been since before European colonisation. From photographic exhibitions, speakers nights to guided walks there’s plenty happening – download our events list here (requires PDF reader):dl_brochure_web1 And don’t forget we are wanting to hear about your time spent ‘at the water’s edge’ – log on and share your memories – see the ‘MY WATER’S EDGE’ tab at the top of our masthead, and get typing!