Welcome to the East Gippsland Historical Society
The Society was founded in 1964 and aims to display and preserve local artifacts pertinent to Bairnsdale and surrounding districts and endeavours to provide a community resource for local history.
The Society is run totally by members/volunteers relying on funds from membership fees, fundraising projects, sales of books and calendars, donations and grants, which assists in maintaining and developing the centre.
The resources that have been collected are quite comprehensive, with over 40,000 photographs, information about many prominent local families, East Gippsland newspapers on microfilm, an extensive library of local history books, a collection of historical maps and an archive of many records from local institutions.>There are also a number of members who have had long term connections to the history of the district and are able to provide an excellent recall about people, places and events that have occurred.The main aims and objectives of the East Gippsland Historical Society Inc are the preservation of the unique history of Bairnsdale and surrounding areas. The items on display and the contents of the research archives are preserved for the use and enjoyment of the community.
There are many interesting jobs available for volunteers in our development program and include: visitor reception, cataloguing, data entry, maintenance, machinery restoration and assisting in setting up exhibits.
If any of these appeal to you, please contact us.