The Kew Historical Society was founded in 1958, and is one of the oldest continuing historical societies in Melbourne. For almost 60 years, the Society has worked with local government and other organisations within Kew to stimulate interest in our history and heritage.
The Society has been affiliated with the Royal Historical Society of Victoria since 1959, and works with other historical societies and groups across the City of Boroondara through the Boroondara Historical Societies Association.
Show + Tell
Moderator: Brad Miles
It is over to you for our monthly meeting in July! As previously foreshadowed, the plan is for members to bring along something that is related to Kew to display. It might be an old photo and even an old movie (yes, at least one member is proposing to show us images of it snowing in Kew!). Or you might have a collection of something that could be of interest to others, well that would be good too. We will put out some trestles to display your treasures and there will be plenty of time for people to wander around and talk to you about your items. Our Collections Committee also plans to put out some hidden treasures from the Society’s collection for display as well. It should be fun, so start thinking about what you might bring. Family and friends welcome.
Wednesday 11 July, Phyllis Hore Room, 8.00PM
Kew Library, Cotham Road, Kew 3101
The Kew Historical Society’s new exhibition at the Kew Court House opens on Friday 6 July and features historic images and objects depicting this precious resource, and its relationship to Kew: including natural waterways, water for domestic, recreational and industrial use, and its use in in our parks and gardens.
Kew Court House, 188 High Street, Kew, 3101. Each Friday and Saturday 11.00am-1.00pm
Kew Library, Civic Drive, Kew, 3101. During Library hours
Recent donations to the collection include documents and items of fashion and design. To read more about these, go the the Recent Acquisitions page.