August 2018 marks 130 years since Thomas Barrett laid the foundation stone of the former Hawthorn Town Hall. This John Beswicke designed building has been the centre of community life since then. It has housed the post and telegraph office, the police lock-up and the fire brigade. It has seen mayoral balls, Red Cross war work, graduations and citizenship ceremonies.

Hawthorn Historical Society is delighted to have been invited to mount an exhibition which celebrates the many ways in which this building has been part of the community and adapted to the changes in society.

We are also seeking to tell the rich stories around the memories of this place held by so many in this community. If you have a memory or a story to tell, get in touch with us.

Exhibition Opening: Saturday 7 July 2 pm – 4 pm
Exhibition runs until Sunday 28th August