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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.

WHAT’S ON – FEBRUARY 2017

CURRENT EXHIBITION
Kew Illustrated – 1891 (Closes Saturday 25 February)
Each Friday and Saturday 11.00am-1.00pm
Level 1 Kew Court House
188 High Street, Kew,

For more information on events in February, download the February eBulletin pdf file icon (143 KB)

WHAT’S ON – MARCH 2017

NEW EXHIBITION
Round the Bend – Asylums on the Yarra 1848-2008
An photographic exhibition exploring the historical roles of the ‘asylum’ in Victorian culture, focusing on the Yarra Bend Asylum, the Kew Lunatic Asylum (later Willsmere Hospital) and Kew Cottages.
Opening Friday 3 March at 6pm – Limited numbers (phone 0438 370 967 or email info@kewhistoricalsociety.org.au), then each Friday and Saturday 11.00am-1.00pm
Level 1 Kew Court House, 188 High Street, Kew, 3101

MCINTYRE LECTURE
Heritage in Victoria
Professor Stuart Macintyre AO, Chair Heritage Council of Victoria
Professor Stuart Macintyre is the former Dean of Arts at the University of Melbourne and was President of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia from 2007 to 2009. Professor Macintyre will speak on heritage challenges and the role of the HCV
Tuesday 7 February, 7:30 pm for 8 pm start – $10 members, $20 non-members.
Just Theatre, Kew Court Hiouse, 188 High Street, Kew, 3101
Bookings essential: 9278 4770. Enquiries: info@kewhistoricalsociety.org.au

HERITAGE WALK – SACKVILLE STREET
Join Mel Lawrence for a one-hour walking tour around the Sackville Street heritage precinct. Originally part of the Dumaresq Estate, the area contains many of the most picturesque and grand houses in Kew. Hear the stories behind them.
Sunday 19 March, 10:30 am. Cost: Free
Meet at corner of Cotham Road and Davis Street, Kew
Bookings essential: 9489 7815 or email: info@kewhistoricalsociety.org.au

Web link to 2017 Kew Festival Program on Kew Festival website.

RECENTLY UPDATED PAGES

Collection – Recent acquisitions
KHS Newsletters – March 2017 edition