Founded in 1958, the Kew Historical Society works with local government and other organisations to stimulate interest in our community's history and heritage. The Society has an active membership, which meets monthly, and working groups that manage our collection and undertake research. Each year, the Society publishes four newsletters, holds two public lectures, and mounts three public exhibitions at the Kew Court House.
Our nationally significant collection includes archives, artworks, audio-visual material, items of fashion and design, books, documents, maps and artefacts. We are committed to collecting and preserving local archival and genealogical material as well as items and collections held by families, organisations and institutions. In 2019 , the Society was appointed a Class-B Place of Deposit for Temporary Government Records.
Themes: Connecting Victorians by transport and communications, Building towns, cities and the garden state, Governing Victorians, Building community life, Shaping cultural and creative life, Peopling Victoria's Places & Landscapes