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The Heidelberg Historical Society Museum is opening on Sundays from Sunday 29th November

The Museum is opening on Sunday 29th November, Sunday 6th December, and Sunday 13th December 2020. It will be closed for the remainder of 2020, until February 2021.

With social distancing, we can only have 2 people and 1 volunteer in the Research Room and up to 4 people in the Exhibition space during each time slot between 2pm and 3:15pm and 3:30pm and 4:45pm.

Book your timeslot by email only at heidelberg.historical.society@gmail.com. This applies to our members as well as to the public.

Face masks are required to be worn inside the Museum. You will be required to leave your name and phone number as per Victorian Government regulation.

If you are not a member you can join by submitting the online application form which will be processed by our Secretary promptly.

23rd November 2020

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Dissent on the streets of Macleod!

Posted on Wednesday, 15th July 2020 by Janine Rizzetti

If you ask anyone who was living in Macleod in the 1950s and 1960s, the overwhelming memory is of the roads- or the lack of them! Until the mid-1960s, the streets of Macleod were unmade. They were dusty in summer, muddy in winter, with deep channels gouged out either side.

This photo from August 1961 shows a residents’ meeting in the Macleod Shopping Centre to discuss the roads in the area. The double-storey buildings in the background are the current Mr Macleod and Ciccone businesses. There are signs advertising products from the past: Toppa Ice Cream, the Sporting Globe and the Sun. There’s an old red telephone box there too, and the fruit shop is displaying its 45- telephone number.

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