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.
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.
This article appeared in the Kilmore Free Press for 2 November 1950. It is remarkable that as late as the 1950’s there were still enough surviving Cobb and Co drivers to make an event like this a reality.
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.