The Kew Historical Society was founded in 1958, and is one of the oldest continuing historical societies in Melbourne. For over 60 years, the Society has worked with local government and other organisations within Kew to stimulate interest in our history and heritage.
The Society is affiliated with the Royal Historical Society of Victoria and the Australian Museums and Galleries Association. It co-operates with other historical societies and groups across the City of Boroondara through the Boroondara Historical Societies Association.
After due consideration, we’ve made the difficult decision to close our rooms at the Kew Court House from 16 March until further notice, and cancel or postpone meetings, working groups and exhibitions until at least 13 April 2020. We’re sad to close our doors but feel this is the best preventative measure to support the health and wellbeing of our visitors and volunteers, as well as the broader community. In the meantime, you can continue to access our collections online and Ask an Expert for help with your research questions or collection inquiries. Information about plans to reopen or any other changes that arise will be published on our website and in our e-Bulletins. For up-to-date medical information on the virus, please refer to the Department of Health and Human Services advice.