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 email@example.com
Open House Kilmore 2019
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
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.
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.
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 !
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.