Historical Society Bacchus Marsh & District
Local and Family History has become a huge industry in many parts of the world including Australia.
The Bacchus Marsh & District Historical Society Inc is part of that industry.
Enquiries come from all over Australia and some from overseas for information about descendants of our pioneering families and the part they played in developing the community we enjoy today.
Our members are creating indexes for births, deaths and marriages and newspaper articles so information can be accessed much more quickly in digitised form.
We are the keepers of historical records, maps, parchments, diaries and photographs and we are gatherers of information of historical significance to keep on record for future generations so our history is preserved for Bacchus Marsh and the surrounding areas.
We assist children seeking information on local history and have files prepared for presentations on subjects for students in our local schools.
We have published books about the area, including The Bacchus Story; Bacchus Marsh a Pictorial Chronicle; The Early History of Bacchus Marsh Schools; Bacchus Marsh & The Boer War & The Bacchus Marsh Heritage Guide.
We have prepared and participated in many historical displays for community events and have been very successful during the last few years winning awards with our displays at the Central Highlands Historical Society expos.
We are a non-profit volunteer organisation of more than 60 members, here to support and supply information to the public and members for a research fee. We are not professionals, just local people interested in the preservation of history for future generations.
All in all Historical Society members have the local community at heart, interested in the preservation of history for future generations and ready to assist any person with the history of this town and with family history. All enquiries are welcome.
Historical Society Meetings
The Bacchus Marsh And District Historical Society (Ph. 5367 9336) meets on the last Thursday of the month at 7.30pm in the James Young room, Lerderderg Library, 215 Main Street, Bacchus Marsh.
The Archives are open to the public on Mondays – 1.30pm to 4.00pm & Fridays – 2pm to 4.00pm.
The Archives are closed on Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays except by appointment.