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 !
The Kilmore Historical Society has a new range of tea towels and shopping bags, decorated by sketches of historic local buildings. There are 10 different images available on the shopping bags. Eight of these are reproduced on tea towels. These are available at local fetes and markets and at KHS meetings. Why not buy one for a Christmas present ?
The bags are $8 each, and are made from calico, printed locally, and have a great carrying capacity. You can choose from a range of ten buildings. These are:
Kilmore Court House
Old Post Office
St Patrick’s Church
Red Lion Hotel
Old Town Hall
Tea Towels are $15 each and are a 50% linen/cotton blend. They feature eight buildings, see image.
Postage for one item is $2.
Bulk discounts are available:
orders over $100 – 5% discount
orders over $200 – free postage
Payment can be made in cash, cheque or electronic transfer. Please contact the Society for banking details. Please place your order via Facebook or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
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
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 email@example.com
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