History Illuminated

History’s time to shine. History Illuminated in an annual week-long festival celebrating all things history across Lake Macquarie. The 2024 edition will be held from 2-10 November.

History Illuminated explores how histories can strengthen the way we connect, learn from one another and share our lived experiences across our communities.

We focus on the importance of uncovering, capturing and sharing histories of people, place and environment.

The program features workshops, presentations and exhibitions that highlight local, national, and international historical facts and fiction, research, art and writing.