The Kew Historical Society was formed in 1958 in anticipation of the centenary of Kew in 1960. Since then, over a 57-year period, the Society has been committed to the collection, preservation and dissemination of information relating to the history of Kew (including Studley Park) and East Kew.
Today, the Society continues to work with local government and other organisations within Kew to stimulate interest in our history and heritage. It publishes, in print and online, information and resources to inform people about Kew’s history, as well as organising events relevant to our heritage. The Society has been affiliated with the Royal Historical Society of Victoria since 1959, and works with other historical societies and groups across the City of Boroondara through the Boroondara Historical Societies Association.
WHAT’S HAPPENING IN MAY?
BOROONDARA’S HERITAGE GARDENS
Bernadette Caroll, Senior Coordinator: Open Space, City of Boroondara
Bernadette’s talk will explore how public gardens in Boroondara reflect social history, provide a sense of place for the community, display seasonal change, provide a respite from the build environment, are a source of civic pride, and display and preserve significant plants and trees.
Phyllis Hore Room, Kew Library
Wednesday 11 May, 8.00pm
QUARTERLY BOOK SALE
Sunday 15 May 2016, 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Thousands of titles with a wide selection of non-fiction, including travel guides, biographies, self-help manuals, craft, gardening, history and psychology books, as well as adult and teenage fiction. Most books $1 or $2 and children’s picture books three for $1. Proceeds assist the work of the Kew Historical Society.
Phyllis Hore Room (Rear Kew Library)
Cnr Cotham Road and Civic Drive, Kew, 3101
CURRENT EXHIBITION (LAST WEEKS)
VICTORIAN ERA FASHION: DRESSING FOR SOCIETY
Closes 28 May
An exhibition of historic costumes, fashion accessories and photographs dating from the period 1860-1901, drawn from the costume and photographic collections of the Kew Historical Society, augmented with loans from private collectors. The exhibition has been made possible with the support of the City of Boroondara and the Rotary Club of Balwyn.
Each Friday and Saturday 11.00am-1.00pm.
1st Floor, Kew Court House, 188 High Street, Kew.