Governor Hotham Hotel
Hawthorn Football Club
Hawthorn Fire Station
Electric Tram 1913
Until Covid restrictions are Lifted We can’t meet you in the Library!
Do you have burning research questions you need answers to? Email us your queries until uou can join us at the Local History Room of the Hawthorn Library. We can help you find the information you need to make your next breakthrough!
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.
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.
EVENT CANCELLED due to COVID restrictions SUNDAY 22nd August This walk will explore an area of Hawthorn that was first settled by some wealthy landowners. This interesting region was home to many musical, literary and visual artists – some well-known and others...
SUNDAY 19th SEPT 2PM.Hawthorn Community Precinct584 Glenferrie RoadHawthorn, 3122 Join us for an exciting musical afternoon featuring live and recorded musical performances as well as a wide range of talks from our members on the rich history of the music scene in...