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Kilmore Cemetery Tour

Advanced notice  – In recognition of International Women’s Day, the Kilmore Historical Society will be conducting a tour of the Kilmore Public Cemetery to celebrate the lives of the women of Kilmore over the past 179 years. The tour will take place on Sunday, 8 March 2020 commencing at 2.00 pm. Society members free and visitors $5 donation.

No bookings necessary, just turn up at the Cemetery on the Kilmore-Lancefield Road. The entrance is along the western side the Catholic Cemetery, directly opposite to the entrance to Kingsgate Village. Just drive along the driveway to plenty of parking. People attending should wear suitable clothing, sturdy shoes and a hat; bring some water. The Tour will probably take around one to two hours depending on how much discussion takes place. Email enquiries to kilmorehistoricalsociety@gmail.com

KilmoreOpen House 2019

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Ranging from humble, beautifully restored cottages to large institutions, five of Kilmore’s most historic buildings are open to the public for one day.

Saturday 27 April 2019
10am – 4pm

We are thrilled this year to be able to include beautiful Assumption College, built in 1891.

Tickets can be purchased at the Old Courthouse, 4 Powlett Street from 9.45am

Raffle Winner Announced

The winner of the framed copy of the 1856 Kilmore print was announced on Saturday. The raffle was won by Matt from Lancefield, currently living in Kilmore whilst renovating a 150 year old miner’s cottage in Lancefield. He was absolutely delighted and is looking forward to hanging the etching in his new home.

The print was made from an original etching drawn from a position on a hill overlooking the town. Many original buildings are readily identifiable.

Those who missed out on the raffle prize can still buy a framed copy from KHS.Kilmore_1856_Print

February 2019 Meeting

The next general meeting will be held on 5 Feb 2019. Our guest speaker will be Phil Collings, who will be speaking on the Old Melbourne Gaol. Phil acts as a tour guide for the gaol, and will be sharing many interesting anecdotes. The evening will commence with a General Meeting at 7:30 at the Court House in Powlett Street, and will be followed by the guest speaker and supper. All members and non members are welcome to attend.

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Closure Dates for 2018 Holiday Season

Kilmore Historical Society will be closing for the holiday season.  The last day the research rooms will be open is Tuesday 18 December 2018 (10 am to 3 pm)

We plan to re-open Tuesday 5th February 2018, 10 am to 3 pm

Note also the next General Meeting, Tuesday 5th February 2019 at 7.30 pm. The guest speaker will be Phill Collings, who  will speak on the Old Melbourne Gaol.  Phil is a volunteer guide who takes groups round the Gaol, and he will be sharing his knowledge.

A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all !

November General Meeting

Our November meeting will be held on the second Tuesday of November, due to Melbourne Cup Day clashing with our usual first Tuesday date.  Put the 13 of November, 7:30 pm, in your diary,. The venue as usual will be the Court House on Powlett St. The speaker will be Allan Stute, talking on the Stute family of Kilmore. The meeting will be followed by supper and a general discussion. All members and non members are welcome to attend.

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.

Guest Speaker 6 Feb 2018; Owen Smith: Two Smiths of Carrick

KILMORE HISTORICAL SOCIETY GENERAL MEETING
TUESDAY 6 FEBRUARY 2018

The first General Meeting for the year is on Tuesday 6th February at 7.30 pm in the Kilmore Courthouse – everyone is welcome.

Owen Smith is our guest speaker, presenting “Two Smiths of Carrick”. He will tell the story of two young Irish men who venture to the antipodes from their home town of Carrickmacross, in County Monaghan, in the north of Ireland at a time when their country was reeling from the deprivations of the Great Famine and British occupation.

One is from a privileged background and is soon teaching as Classics Master at Scotch College; the second a blacksmith, becomes a successful farmer and raises a family in Kilmore. We look forward to hearing Owen tell their stories.

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.