About

Founded in 1958, the Kew Historical Society is committed to preserving the history and heritage of Kew. We have 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 collection

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 relevant items and collections held by families, organisations and institutions. We were appointed a Class-B Place of Deposit for Temporary Government Records in 2019.

Themes: Peopling Victoria's Places & Landscapes, Connecting Victorians by transport and communications, Building towns, cities and the garden state, Governing Victorians, Building community life, Shaping cultural and creative life