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Kilmore Show 2019 – A Good Time Had by All

As noted below, KHS held a stall at the Kilmore Show on the 7th December. This was quite a success—there were many sales of our books, and families enjoyed the opportunity of dressing up in nineteenth century clothes. One family even described the dress-up as ‘the highlight of the Show’ We also heard from a couple of people who wanted to join.

All the members who helped man the stall enjoyed their day. We are already thinking about Kilmore Show for 2020.

 

 

Visit KHS at the Kilmore Show

Kilmore Show will be held on Saturday 7 December. KHS will be there, manning a stall. We will be selling books, talking to the public, and perhaps engaging possible new members. Come and talk to us on the day ! Here is a photograph of our stall from a previous Show.

Early Closing on 8 Oct

 
 
Kilmore Historical Society will close early (Approx 12:30) on 8 Oct 2019.
 
This will be to allow members to attend the funeral service for the late Peter Hosking, which will be held in the John Taylor Room that afternoon.
 
Peter served on the Committee and attended regularly up until his sudden and unexpected death.
 
All members who are normally in the Court House on a Tuesday have expressed an interest in attending Peter’s service.

Open House 2019 a Success

 

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KHS held its annual Open House recently. Five properties received visitors. All were different, ranging in size from a small cottage on Fitzroy Street to Assumption College, and covering the period from the 1850’s to the 1920’s. One property that Kilmore residents would not be so familiar with was Craigielea, which stands on the Northern Highway outside Kilmore and is not visible from the road. This Arts and Crafts building is reputed to have been built from the proceeds of a Melbourne Cup win. Its magnificent interior generated a great deal of interest.