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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.

The Society acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the ancestral homelands upon which our premises are situated. We respect their Elders, past, present and future and recognise their continuous connection to Country.


CURRENT EVENTS

Community Spirit in Action: Kew Senior Citizens 1952-2022
18 March – 29 July
An exhibition at the Kew Court House, displaying items from the collection and archives of the Kew Historical Society. The centrepiece of the exhibition is a selection of images and artefacts illustrating the history of the Kew Senior Citizens. The exhibition coincides with the publication of a history of that organisation, which in 2022 celebrates the 70th year of community service provision.
Fridays 11.00am – 1.00pm
Kew Court House, 188 High Street, Kew

The Interpreted landscape
12 April – 21 May
An exhibition which explores the history of Kew through the eyes of cartographers, artists and photographers working between 1830 to 1950. The exhibition features works from the Kew Historical Society Collection, including rare and historically significant maps, original oil paintings, watercolours and pastels, and a series of gelatin silver photographs.
Town Hall Gallery, 360 Burwood Road, Hawthorn
Free entry
Exhibition information


COVID-19
It is the responsibility of the management committee to provide a safe place for members, volunteers, visitors and contractors so we have decided that all members, volunteers, visitors, and contractors aged 16 and over must be fully vaccinated to attend Kew Historical Society events and premises. We appreciate your support.
Judith Voce, KHS President