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.
BARGAIN BOOK SALE (*This weekend)
The first of four book sales for 2018 will take place in the Phyllis Home Room at the rear of the Kew Library on Sunday 18 February between 1.00-4.00pm. At the sale you will find bargains that are either ex-library or donated books. Be early to snare a bargain or two.
Generally, ex-library books sell for $1 each, and donated books $2 each. Children’s books sell for 3 for $1.
Topic: Boroondara Cemetery: Returning it to a garden cemetery
Speaker: Helen Page
Helen, a horticulturist with a keen interest in old gardens, was president of the Australian Garden History Society Victorian branch for many years. She is currently a member of the Boroondara General (Kew) Cemetery Trust. She, and an active group of volunteers have an ambition to return it to a garden cemetery. Come and listen to Helen explain why, how and when this is happening.
Wednesday 14 February, Phyllis Hore Room, 8.00PM
Recent Acquisitions for the collection include 20th century costumes, a pair of wedding shoes from 1891, archive files containing heritage research on Kew buildings and spaces, and a Kew Flyer bicycle (pictured at left).
Performing Arts – Theatre & Music in Kew 1950s-1960s (* Last weeks)
An exhibition at the Kew Court House, mounted by the Kew Historical Society, featuring rare scrapbooks, photographs, programmes, and contemporary reviews of theatre and music performances in the Kew Recreation Hall and the Kew City Hall.
Each Friday and Saturday 11.00am-1.00pm
Kew Court House, 188 High Street, Kew, 3101