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History festivals

Celebrating the past

There are a number of history festivals held throughout the year and the City of Sydney proudly participates in many of them.

We love Sydney Town Hall

For over 140 years we have gathered at Sydney Town Hall for cultural, social and political events – large and small.

Shelley china vase Sydney Town Hall To help us prepare for the first major exhibition about Sydney Town Hall's social significance, we want you to help us identify and define the many special moments in its history – and yours – from school concerts to international performances, from dance championships to civic receptions, from political rallies to memorial services.

We love Sydney Town Hall is a free event. The open day is part of the National Trust Heritage Festival.

Bring along your photos, programs, commemorative items and souvenirs of Sydney Town Hall and share your memories with our panel of experts:

3 May 2014: 10am–3pm

Lower Town Hall (entry via Druitt Street)
Sydney Town Hall
483 George Street
Sydney NSW 2000

Bookings are not required.

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Heritage Festival

The National Trust Heritage Festival is held every year throughout April and May, and it is celebrated at hundreds of fantastic events across metropolitan and regional NSW. Events include community activities such as discovery tours, art exhibitions, talks, award presentations, concerts, open days, photographic and historical displays, and community fairs.

History Week

History Week is our state's annual festival of history, celebrated each year in the first week of September. In 2012, City historians and the civic collection curator discussed the art of window dressing, fashionable functions at Sydney Town Hall, Sydney's 1950s fashion scene and the history of Australian icon, the Akubra hat.


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Last updated: Wednesday, 16 April 2014