About Us
We are a varied group of people with a shared interest in understanding and preserving the history of Heidelberg and surrounding suburbs. This includes helping to provide a place for the accumulation of objects and documents that add to the district's story. We want people to be able to find historic artefacts and information in the future. We want to make sure that these materials are not lost.
Our expertise in history varies greatly. Many (perhaps most) of us have a general interest and have learnt as we went along. Some have skills gained from previous work and study. Others are serious students of history, including post graduate students. Everyone is welcome and everyone's contribution is appreciated.
We need members to assist in a wide range of ways. Click “more” to see how to get involved.
How to Join Heidelberg Historical Society.
Becoming a member is the best way to support the Society. It's also a way to make new friends, to share a common interest in local history and to learn new skills.
Click here or click on the image to the left to DOWNLOAD A MEMBERSHIP FORM. Then complete the form and forward it to the postal address on the form.
You can also come to the museum on a Sunday between 2pm and 5pm and ask for a membership form. This gives you a chance to see what we have to offer before joining.
Society membership gives you free entry to the museum and access to our resources. Members also receive a copy of our bi-monthly newsletter, the Heidelberg Historian.
The Museum is our Home
Our home base is the heritage listed old Heidelberg court house museum, on the corner of Jika Street and Park Lane, Heidelberg. The museum houses our large and growing collections of historic items. It is also the location where special exhibitions take place, such as the award winning costume exhibition, "Invitation to the Ball", held in 2010, the Walter Burley Griffin and Marian Mahony Griffin exhibition in 2015 and "A Brush with Heidelberg" in 2016.
1967 to 2017, half a century with HHS!
2017 promises to be a special year, with a special Exhibition and acitivites focussing on our 50th anniversary.
The museum building itself is remarkably well preserved. It was built in 1899-1900 and served as the Heidelberg Court House until the early 1970s. Heidelberg Historical Society was lucky enough to acquire it for use in 1979.
Visit us here on Sunday afternoons, or join us in our on going work here.