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Upcoming events 

Per current public health advice, Brighton Historical Society will be closed until further notice. This means that our planned 2020 programme of events has also been postponed. We will continue to keep you updated as the situation develops.


A Walk Through Brighton - Sunday 19 April 2020

Join us at Brighton Library for a virtual walk through Brighton,  a presentation exploring the changing face of our area and sharing the sights and stories of the past. This event has been postponed.


Talk: Captain Robert Grieve VC - Sunday 17 May 2020

Robert Grieve was the only Brighton-born soldier to be awarded Australia's highest military honour, the Victoria Cross. When he returned from the Western Front, he was met with a hero's welcome: between five and six thousand locals turned out to see him at the Brighton Town Hall on May 26 1918.  Philip Powell joins us to talk about his research into Grieve's story.  There will also be a display of local military history, and afternoon tea will be provided. This event has been postponed.


Fashion Families of Brighton - Sunday 14 June 2020

Join fashion historian Tom McEvoy as he speaks to members of three Brighton families who were intimately connected with Melbourne's fashion industry throughout the twentieth century.  Discover the stories of innovation, ingenuity and struggle behind three major local fashion labels and the Brighton locals behind them.


Past events

Ten Stories From Our Costume Collection - Sunday 20 October 2019

Brighton Through History: A Virtual Tour - Wednesday 9 October 2019

Brighton Historical Society AGM -  22 September 2019

Open House Melbourne - 27-28 July 2019

Talk: Joining the Dots - 12 May 2019

Brighton Historical Society AGM - 9 September 2018

Fundraiser: Other Desert Cities (with Brighton Theatre Company) - 15 August 2018

Film screening: Icebergers - 22 April 2018


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