Governor Hotham Hotel
Hawthorn Football Club
Hawthorn Fire Station
Electric Tram 1913
The Hawthorn Historical Society was formed in 1974. Our members are committed to exploring, preserving and sharing the community’s history and heritage. We hold frequent events, including talks, walking tours and displays. We also conduct research, help to answer queries from the public and publish historical publications and a quarterly newsletter.
Our Historical Society is affiliated with the Royal Historical Society of Victoria. Our patron is the Hon. John Pesutto, MP, Member for Hawthorn.
We need your help
Your financial membership will enable us to achieve our goals, to improve community access to the historical resources and support the ongoing work of our volunteers.
The donation of documents, family histories, photos and memories of events in Hawthorn is always welcome.
If you have an interest in history, time to help or have research, photographic, secretarial or IT skills we want to hear from you.
As part of Open House Melbourne, we'll be running tours of the Hawthorn Arts Centre in the former Hawthorn Town Hall and telling it's story. Saturday 29th & Sunday 30th July, 11 am to 4 pm Go to the Open House Melbourne Website to plan your visit...
August 19th 2017, 1 pm – 4 pm Prof. Miles Lewis A.M, Architectural historian & Professor of Architecture University of Melbourne will deliver the inaugural Michael O’Grady lecture Melbourne Mansions Our understanding of the larger houses of 19th Century Melbourne...