Kilmore Historical Society Wins Award

The Public Records Office of Victoria has awarded Kilmore Historical Society and Grahame Thom an award for our series of profiles on World War One soldiers. These profiles have been published in the local newspaper, the Kilmore Free Press.

Grahame suggested this project as part of our recognition of the centenary of the outbreak of World War One in 1914. The project has continued over the last four years, and we have now profiled the bulk of the local soldiers.

Many region al profiles have also been submitted by other local organisations.

Congratulations to both Grahame and the Kilmore Free Press, and to all the local historians who have contributed profiles.

 

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Courthouse renovations

Reporting that renovations at the Courthouse are nearly complete. All scaffolding has been removed. There might be some minor interruptions as some painting needs to be done to the ceiling in our side room. Visitors can now come to our rooms – Tuesdays 10am to 3pm.

Grahame Thom KHS

Courthouse Closure Update

As renovation work is now taking place across the front and adjacent sides of the Courthouse, it was decided today that the  Society’s rooms will not be open for the next two Tuesdays, that is Tuesday 1st May and Tuesday 8th May (10am to 3pm). It also means that there will be no general meeting next Tuesday night 1st May. Further, the next general meeting will not take place until the AGM on Tuesday 4th September.

We regret any  inconvenience this may cause. Please email any inquiries about our opening times to the Society’s Secretary atkilmorehistoricalsociety@gmail.com

Courthouse Closure

Courthouse Closure – we have been advised this evening that the courthouse is now closed for a week or so while repairs are carried out. This means KHS will not be opened tomorrow (Tuesday 24 April). We will let you know when we are open again – Grahame Thom KHS

Courthouse Renovations

The old Kilmore Courthouse, our home, is being renovated and the contractors have erected scaffolding at the street front.  This means there is a chance access will not be possible this coming week, ie Mon 9 April to Frid 13 April. Please monitor this site or contact our Society by email for the current situation. This will not impact on our Open House event on Sat 14 April.

Grahame Thom

email – kilmorehistoricalsociety@gmail.com

Open House Tour

Historic Houses of Kilmore

Come along to the Kilmore Historical Society’s Open House Tour on Saturday 14 April 2018, 10am to 4pm, $15 a person, $25 couple/family. Start at the Old Kilmore Courthouse, 4 Powlett Street, Kilmore at any time between 9.45 am to 3 pm by collecting a guide to the houses.

Ranging from humble, beautifully restored cottages to substantial large homes, five owners of historic Kilmore houses have very generously opened their homes to the public.

Guest Speaker 6 Mar 2018; Grahame Thom: The Role of DNA in Family History Research

KILMORE HISTORICAL SOCIETY GENERAL MEETING
TUESDAY 6 MARCH 2018

 

There was a time when the letters “DNA” meant nothing to most of us – but now it is common knowledge that DNA is what we are all made up of. And that is what makes it so fascinating.

At the next general meeting of the Historical Society, our chief researcher, Grahame Thom will speak on the topic “Is DNA useful in family history research?” A question many of us will have asked but not had an answer.

Graeme has recently had his DNA tested by three different family history companies. His decision was made as being a family historian he felt it would be good to have his DNA recorded for use by future generations; to see what the results revealed as to the origins of his paternal and maternal lines and to see if any matches to other persons who had been tested were revealed.

Everyone is welcome to come along on Tuesday 6 March at 7.30 pm at the Kilmore Courthouse to learn more – and the answers to the questions that Grahame posed for himself.

The meeting will begin at 7:30 and end at approximately 9 – 9:30, with time for questions and general business.

Supper will be served after the meeting and all are welcome to participate.