Current Exhibition

The Royal Historical Society of Victoria organises and hosts exhibitions throughout the year which showcase some of the fascinating items in its collection. The Society also exhibits travelling exhibitions from other organisations. All exhibitions are located at the Drill Hall, 239 A’Beckett St, Melbourne. The Past Exhibitions page contains information about recent RHSV exhibitions.

‘Standing on the corner”

Dates:  
12 July – 20 December 2017,
10am–4pm Mon-Thu, Sat
10am–3pm Fri

Venue:
Royal Historical Society of Victoria,
239 A’Beckett Street, Melbourne
Enquiries:         office@historyvictoria.org.au
or 9326 9288

About the Exhibition

Standing on the Corner illustrates how Melbourne’s corners have been used across 110 years. These are corners of Melbourne as they were – so many of them now lost to us. To provide context for the images, we will also display a variety of maps of Melbourne for the period 1850-1960.

 

Over 300 historical societies are affiliated with the Royal Historical Society of Victoria. Each society has reference to and holds an outstanding set of historical resources which are cared for, managed and made accessible to the general public through the efforts of its members.

Historical Societies energetically welcome visitors and potential new members. They care for print and non-print materials, undertake research, conduct educational and recreational activities, publish newsletters, brochures and books and enable walking tours – examples of which are displayed in exhibition.