Local highlights on bus tour

District Council of Mallala Library Service is once again participating in South Australia’s History Week, which will be celebrated throughout the month of May, with a bus tour of the Mallala area.

This year’s bus tour on Wednesday May 28 will focus on the Mallala area and highlight local historical points of interest including the Mallala Museum and Mallala Cemetery.

Ticket price is $22 per person, which includes lunch and morning tea as well as the entry fee into the Mallala Museum.

To join the “Exploring Mallala’s Past” bus tour contact Two Wells Public Library customer and library services Co-ordinator, Anne Sawtell, at the Two Wells Public Library during opening hours on 8520 2100 or alternatively email library@mallala.sa.gov.au

• In other “About Time” history festival local events, Mallala Museum is open very Sunday in May, from 2pm – 4.30pm.

Displays include a real schoolroom, Farmers Walk, agricultural implements shed, transport,  and local government and wartime galleries.

Entry is $4, children $1.

• Dublin History Group has a special event planned for Sunday, May 25, 1.30pm – 4.30pm.

The institute will be home to memorabilia from “WWII Fighting Forces Comfort Fund” (FFCF) branches of  Dublin, Mallala, Avon, Lower Light and Wild Horse Plains.

Original hand-embroidered banners, restored minute books and stories from former members will be displayed. Visitors can learn about the role FFCF played in the district, and in supporting soldiers at that time.

Afternoon tea will be available, and bookings required for groups only.

• If you are looking for a day out, many other towns in the region will feature historical displays throughout May. Go to  www.abouttime.sa.gov.au

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