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After careful consideration, we have made the decision to temporarily close Brighton Historical Society as of Monday, March 16.

The safety and wellbeing of our visitors and volunteers is our first priority. We are taking these steps as a precaution in support of measures to contain COVID-19, especially for those in our community who are the most vulnerable.

We will continue to share updates on our website and social media, and as always we can be reached via email, Facebook and our website contact form.

We wish everyone in our Bayside community good health and look forward to welcoming you back into our rooms soon.

After a relaxing summer break, we are back and busily working on this year's programme of events. Here's a small taste of what you can look forward to in the coming months.

We're closing our rooms for the holidays, but you can still keep up with us in a number of ways.

Our costume collection is filled with rich and sometimes unexpected stories, dating from the early colonial period right up to the present day.

Over the past couple of years, with the assistance of a Local History Grant from Public Record Office Victoria, we have been working to capture more of these stories, to make them available to discover on Victorian Collections and to preserve them for future generations with improved storage and documentation.

As part of the grant project, Annabel Butler and Laura Jocic have been digging deep into the collection, exploring the histories of different clothing items and what they can tell us about aspects of life in Brighton's - and Australia's - past.  We are delighted to be able to share the fruits of their endeavours, with ten new Stories From Our Costume Collection.

From the goldfields of Bendigo to the suburban grocer's counter, from life under wartime clothing rationing to the opulence of Flinders Lane's most elite fashion houses, each of the objects featured in these stories reveals tantalising and surprising connections to our past and present.  We invite you to explore them and to share your own stories and memories with us.

Our costume collection is filled with rich and sometimes unexpected stories, dating from the early colonial period right up to the present day.

Over the past couple of years, Annabel Butler and Laura Jocic have been digging deep into those stories and what they can tell us about aspects of life in Brighton's - and Australia's - past. Their presentation will take you through of ten selected objects and the intriguing histories hidden just beneath the surface.

The presentation will be followed by afternoon tea, as well as an opportunity to view each of the ten items up close.

This event is now booked out. Keep checking our website and Facebook for future events and costume stories!

 

Date: Sunday 20 October, 2pm - 4pm

Venue: Brighton Historical Society, 1st floor, Bayside Arts and Cultural Centre

Entry: $15 members, $20 non-members. Contact us to book now.

Things are getting busy at BHS over the next few months! Here are a few dates to mark in your calendars.

As part of the Australian Heritage Festival 2019, Bayside Library Service and Brighton Historical Society invite you to attend a talk by Julie Spring about her research journey through family history and the story of a fascinating Brighton figure.

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