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The oldest community in mainland SA has the newest historical society!

The Glenelg Historical Society, an incorporated, not for profit association, will actively engage community interest and intends to develop a philanthropic attitude for the promotion of Glenelg’s history and built heritage.

Glenelg has always enjoyed a tourism focus on its historic origins, but an active community history association can ensure the continuing importance of heritage and history in an era of changing dynamics. We have to get away from the misconception that history is boring.

History connects people and communities and can offer an exciting thrill of the chase, as you travel back through time. Every generation builds on the past it has inherited, and then creates a new past for the next generation.

The term carbon footprint is a topical buzz word for our age, but the bigger picture is our history footprint. If our community doesn’t take steps to remember, interpret, appreciate and preserve our past then we leave future generations exposed and vulnerable because they have been denied the building blocks for their future.

The Glenelg Historical Society is planning an active programme of events, dinners, guest speakers and excursions. Membership is open to anyone interested in Glenelg’s history.

Membership Application forms are available on this site or the Glenelg Historical Society Facebook page.

The Glenelg Historical Society Inc objects are:

i)        To promote the protection and preservation of buildings, works, movable cultural heritage and sites of historical significance in the precinct of Glenelg together with the commissioning of historical research and historical discourse.

ii)       To encourage increased community interest, education and involvement in Glenelg’s history.

iii)      To assist in the collection, recording, preservation and public display of works, movable cultural heritage including source material and artefacts of all kinds relating to local history.

iv)      To network with similar associations and other like bodies throughout Australia in 'telling the Glenelg story'.

v)       To seek, receive and expend grants, loans, or donations of money or goods from the South Australian and/or Australian Governments, any organization, or individual.

vi)      To raise money to finance the operations of the Society.

vii)     To establish and maintain a public/gift fund to be used only for the purposes of taking gifts or of money or property that will be used only in the furtherance of the objects of the Society.

viii)    To do all such lawful things as are incidental or conducive to the objects.
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