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 June 2020. In the meantime, you can continue to access our collections online and Ask an Expert for help with your research questions or collection inquiries.
ON PARADE – THE KEW COMMUNITY FESTIVAL
The Society mounts three exhibitions at the Kew Court House annually. Our current exhibition focuses on the historic Kew Festival and its popular (past) parades. The exhibition includes selected images of parades from circa 1990 to 2010. Because the Court House is closed at present, we have decided to put the photos from the exhibition online, with explanatory captions. View the online exhibition here.
OTHER ONLINE EXHIBITIONS
Other online exhibitions are gradually being added to our Exhibitions page
Periodically we are aiming to highlight an items from our extensive collections. You may like to view a Kew Bowling Club trophy we have selected for you from our Sporting Clubs collections