‘Then and Now’

Camden Museum 40 John Street, Camden

Apart of History Week 2020, please Camden Library Service as they present a special exhibition relating to how history can help our local community understand the changes that are ongoing in the Camden area and how history is good for connecting our past with our future.


Hope, Out of the Ashes!

Wollondilly Heritage Centre & Museum 43 Edward Street, The Oaks

Apart of History Week 2020, please join The Oaks Historical Society Inc for a special exhibition to celebrate the Bushfire Brigades in the Wollondilly Shire. It will explore how history shows they were established to bring hope to local communities in times of bushfire and other disasters.

Museum of Fire Historic Display

Museum of Fire 1 Museum Drive, Penrith

The Museum of Fire’s Historic Display will showcase some of their rarely seen heritage vehicles from the Museum’s collection. Supported by the Historic Fire Engine Association, please join the Museum of Fire for their final event for History Week 2020.


Mosman on Nitrate: unknown faces and places

Barry O'keefe Library Mosman

Online InteractiveMosman on Nitrate: unknown faces and places Hosted by Barry O'Keefe Library Please join Barry O'Keefe Library for a special History Week 2020 online event on identifying history! The Barry O'Keefe Library have digitised the Mosman Local Studies Collection of intriguing nitrate negatives, dating from the 1920s. However, some of the images cannot be […]



State Library of New South Wales State Library of NSW Macquarie Street, Sydney,

This display compares two pandemics, one century apart. Just over a century ago, the world was gripped by the pneumonic influenza pandemic. In 1918 the virus, then known as the Spanish flu, raged through military camps of ally and enemy alike. It continued to strike down soldiers and civilians through the Armistice celebrations and into the new year of 1919. More people died of influenza than fighting in the war. In 2019 coronavirus (COVID-19) started its deadly spread. As this new virus continues to impact our communities, our health and our economy, history shows us that pandemics occur with startling frequency, yet in each generation there are stories of sacrifice and service, of loss and compassion.


The Healing Mountains: the Legacy of Sanatoria and the Influenza Epidemic in the Blue Mountains


Please join the Blue Mountains Historical Society in a History Week 2020 photographic event about the history of epidemics. The exhibition covers disease and health broadly and includes not just tuberculosis but also other infectious diseases, the influenza epidemic of 1919. The exhibition attempts to put the disease in the Blue Mountains context.

Callan Park’s History – what is it good for?


The event will feature Dr Stephen Gapps, President History Council, who will consider historical context and relationships between past and present, and Sarah Luke, author of Callan Park, Hospital for the Insane will explore the relationship between Callan Park and Nautical School Ships for boys, Vernon and Sobraon.