History Week is nearly upon us, and what a feast it promises to be!
Presented by the History Council of NSW, with the theme of EAT History, History Week has something for everyone to savour.
One of the featured free events is ‘Unwrapped Sweets: Tales from the City‘, presented by our colleagues at the City of Sydney History Program, Lisa Murray, Laila Ellmoos, Margo Beasley and Town Hall collection curator Margaret Betteridge. Lisa is the Chair of the Dictionary’s Board of Trustees, and the others are all Dictionary authors. It’s free, at 11.30 Saturday 3 September, at historic Customs House at Circular Quay.
The City History program is also presenting talks and exhibitions on Sydney’s fruit barrows and nut stalls; Sydney’s markets; Coffee Palaces and the temperance movement; and the history of the food manufacturing industry in South Sydney. The exhibitions run throughout the week, so there’s plenty of time to get along and see them.
Go to the History Week website for the full program, and find a banquet of historical proportions, with hundreds of events throughout the Sydney area. You can search by event type, or area, so there’s no excuse for missing out.
Whatever you choose, don’t forget to have lunch!