The Footscray Historical Society is located in Footscray, a suburb of Melbourne's Western Region, Victoria, Australia. Since its formation in 1968, the Society has worked tirelessly on a number of local fronts to record and preserve the history of the area. The Society has an active membership who take part in a range of activities to assist this endeavour. Records such as rare book, business records and correspondence are held at the Society's headquarters at Ercildoune, built in 1876 as a branch of the National Bank of Australasia. The Society owns this historic building and has had the interior and exterior restored.