Budding archaeologists, this month in conjunction with the National Trust, the Old Highercombe Hotel Museum and Flinders University, we will be launching our first community archaeology event!
On March 17, 19 and 21, we’ll be conducting an archaeological survey of the Highercome Hotel Museum grounds, using specialist tools including survey equipment and a magnetometer. This survey is standard practice in preparation for History Month in May when we will be breaking ground and conducting a dig at the site!
Check our website for times and booking details. You can book a spot in any of the six sessions during the week. Fedora and leather jacket are optional.
The first week in September is Adult Learners Week, an international festival of adult learning. Throughout Australia there are hundred of events, workshops and seminars aimed at informing and educating Australian adults. This year the Library in conjunction with the Council’s Community Services are putting on an array of different free activities. There’s a local history and cultural bus tour, taking in some historical sites around the region including the Highercombe Museum and Houghton Cemetery. There’s also a walking tour of the local wetlandscomplete with council guide and a rep from SA Water. There’s also a few Internet type workshops being held at the library and at one of our community houses. Check out the website for all the details.