History House Closed Dec. 4 – Feb. 1.

History House at 11 Mackenzie Street will be closed to the Public from Monday December 4 until February 2024. It will reopen to the Public on Tuesday February 1 from 9.00 a.m. – 3.00 p.m. Building works will be undertaken during this time to construct a Community Museum in preparation ...

Walk into History Sacred Heart Cathedral

Sacred Heart Cathedral – Bendigo’s English Gothic Revival marvel  Sunday 3 December at 2.00 p.m.  NOTE CHANGE OF TIME Meet: Sacred Heart Cathedral, 66 Short Street, Bendigo $5 members, $10 non-members From gargoyles and flying buttresses to marbled floors with angels soaring high above, Sacred Heart Cathedral is not only ...

Movie Night Ford v Holden

Thursday 9 November 7.00 p.m. Star Cinema, Eaglehawk Book now. A fundraiser for our museum with plenty of great old film footage from the times when car rivalry was king, this film will shine a light on passions of car culture in Australia. From the early days of the automobile ...

Walks into History Bendigo Chinese Precinct, Bridge Street Bendigo

Sunday 5 November, 10.00 a.m. meet at the Lotus Flower $5.00 members – $10.00 non-members In this tour Leigh McKinnon will explore the history and personalities of the old Bridge Street Chinatown, from the first Chinese businesses which were established there in the 1850s, its heyday in the late 19th and ...

Life So Full of Promise: Further Biographies of Australia’s Lost Generation – BOOK LAUNCH

PRESENTED BY THE BENDIGO HISTORICAL SOCIETY and LANGLEY ESTATE Life So Full of Promise: Further Biographies of Australia’s Lost Generation by Ross McMullin Langley Hall    484 Napier St, White Hills Vic. Wednesday 25 October 2023     5.30 p.m.-7.00 p.m. Refreshments, book sales and signings by author. Free event. Bookings ...

Tour of Langley Hall

Sunday 1 October, 10.00 a.m. Tour of Langley Hall, a goldfields landmark since 1904. Tour leaders: Thomas and Simone Heywood. Meet: Langley Hall, 484 Napier Street White Hills, Bendigo. Tour and morning tea $25.00. BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL. 0472975068   Image from State Library Victoria.

Walk cancelled Sunday Sept 3.

The Walk Into History (Coliban Water System) scheduled for Sunday September 3 has been cancelled  due to the  unavailability of Coliban Water Staff to lead the tour. We are hoping to re schedule this tour in 2024.

Monthly Meeting September 1

Friday 1 September 2 p.m.  History rescued from a rubbish skip – James Lerk La Trobe Art Institute, 121 View Street Bendigo Guest speaker James Lerk, Bendigo historian, will tell how he rescued legal papers from a waste bin following a fire in 2003. Many of the papers offer a valuable ...

Red Ribbon Agitation

Sunday 27 August 11 a.m. Red Ribbon Agitation – 170th anniversary – outdoor event. Red-Ribbon-Agitation Meet at the Bendigo Piazza, View Point Rosalind Park. Come and enjoy a performance by the Bendigo Theatre Company telling the story of 1853 when thousands of miners demanded a fair license fee. Free event ...

Events in August

Annual General Meeting Friday 4 August, 2.00 p.m. La Trobe Art Institute, 121 View St. Bendigo. Walk into History Sunday 6 August, 10.00 a.m. Carpenter Without a Hammer. Tour leader: James Lerk explores Thomas Carpenter’s influence on Bendigo. Meet: Alexandra Fountain, View Point, Bendigo.