City of Yarra facilitate façadism in historic strip shopping streets
Victorian Community History Awards now open
Survey of Vic Historical Societies re Local Heritage Protection
What's on at the RHSV
- June 29 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Venue: Sebastopol Historical Society Speakers: Jane Nigro (Malvern Historical Society): Sue Walters (Malmsbury Historical Society)...
- July 4 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
The RHSV can offer its members a tour of the private mens-only Savage Club on Thursday 4 July at 10am. Please note that this event...
- July 8 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
For Rare Book Week a lunch-time lecture. The RHSV began assembling its library collection from the time of its inception in 1909 a...
- July 13 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
This workshop will be delivered by Sophie Shilling. Sophie is a graduate of the University of Western Australia and RMIT, and curr...
EXHIBITION - MAIN GALLERY
Cold War Games - 7 Mar - 4 Jun
In 1956, an Olympic year, the world was beset with Cold War anxieties. Tensions between East and West had been heightened less than a month before the Games when the USSR invaded Hungary to crush an uprising. Then Israeli, French and British armies invaded and occupied Egypt’s Sinai and Suez Canal Zone. Would the Melbourne Olympic Games be remembered as the “friendly” Games, a sea of tranquillity in a stormy world, or would they become a victim of the Cold War? Would our moment in the sun be blown away by revolutions and wars raging over 15,000 kilometres away?
Upcoming Victorian History Events
- July 5 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
BOOKS AND READING IN LA TROBE’S MELBOURNE Speaker: Professor Wallace Kirsop, book historian and collector, will draw upon hi...
- July 23 @ 7:30 pm - 7:45 pm
Talk by Des Tobin – ‘A. V. (Phonse) Tobin – Irish (and North Melbourne) to his core. Alphonsus Vincent Tobin (1905–1993), ...
- July 28 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
‘THE PARSON’S WIFE”: IN SEARCH OF HARRIET BEAN, DAUGHTER OF EMPIRE Speaker : Loreen Chambers, Vice-President of ...