History Month drawing to a close at Port Elliot

Troopers: Barossa Light Horse Historical Association members William Gunter on 'George', Geoffrey Pannel on 'Lucy' and Nick Pannel on 'Tom.'

Troopers: Barossa Light Horse Historical Association members William Gunter on 'George', Geoffrey Pannel on 'Lucy' and Nick Pannel on 'Tom.'

South Australians across the state, have celebrated History month during May with various exhibitions, activities, displays and historical walks down memory lane. The Port Elliot Museum will conclude their history month celebrations with a special 'open' weekend this Saturday May 25 and Sunday May 26.

The Museum situated in Wright Street Port Elliot will open to the public both days from 10am to 3pm and highlights will include free rides on the recently restored Granite Island train, displays of old farm machinery including the newly acquired Sunshine Harvester, the interesting collection of miniature costumes, a newly completed Nicolas Baudin display and the popular Legendairy interpretive centre. A highlight of the weekend will be riding displays by the Barossa Light Horse Historical Association at 11am and 1pm on the Sunday and a static display from 10am to 3pm on the same day.

Other attractions at the museum include an extensive range of tractors, a 1900's sulky, unique and unusual items and tools of trade and industry from the past. Visitors to the museum on Sunday will be entertained by singing duo Dave and Dawn as well as blacksmith demonstrations and a BBQ with tea and coffee will be available both days.

President of the Port Elliot Museum Graham McLeod said this is a great opportunity to visit the museum. Cost of entry is $5 for adults and $2 for children.

"We have so much to offer in the way of history and visitors can take a walk down memory lane and see how life was in the early days in this region" said Mr McLeod.

For more info visit www.sfhmuseum.net.au