History House Reopening January 31.

Bendigo Historical Society History House at 11 Mackenzie Street will be closed for six weeks. History House will reopen on Tuesday January 31 from 9.00 a.m.- 3.00 p.m.

Email contact will still be available. See details on the BHS website.

BHS Christmas Luncheon

Bendigo Historical Society

Cordially Invites You to Our Annual Christmas Luncheon and Recognition of service to BHS of Jim Evans and Kay MacGregor

Friday December 9, 2022

Bendigo Basketball Stadium – Sky lounge area 91 Inglis St, West Bendigo Victoria 3550. Arrive 12 noon for 12.30 meal
Two Course Lunch – Slow roasted pork, roast turkey,
glazed ham, seasonal vegetables, Dessert tasting tower. $40.00 p.p.
Vegetarian offering available on request.
Drinks available at bar prices.

Tickets to be pre-purchased by Dec 2nd, 2022

Bookings open  at


  • Cash payment may also be made in person at History House on Tuesdays and Thursdays 9.00 a.m. – 3.00 p.m.
  • Payment may also be made by direct deposit. Please include your name as the reference.

Bendigo Historical Society
BSB: 633-000
Account number: 117 815 951

AGM 2019/2020

Bendigo Historical Society Inc. 

Notice of Deferred 2019 / 2020 Annual General Meeting

Bendigo Historical Society Annual General Meeting will be held at the Bendigo TAFE Theatrette at the McCrae St campus on 29 January 2021 at 2:00 p.m.

Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions and limits on the number of people that can be accommodated in enclosed areas, members wishing to attend the Annual General Meeting to be held on the 29th January 2021 must contact the Secretary by Tuesday January 26 to register their attendance.

Trevor Lamb at:   tnlamb@bigpond.com

or on mobile 0439 301 719 OR

All members will be required to sign in with name, phone number, time of arrival and departure.

Under current restrictions masks will be optional inside the Theatrette.

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Specimen Cottage Interpretation Project

We are asking for volunteers who feel they could contribute as a team member to develop one or more of the themes outlined in the plan for Specimen Cottage.  The current extent of these themes is broad. The task of each team will be to provide focus for each theme as well as some significant stories about people, places and events.
At the first meeting of each team, the exhibition coordinator will conduct a short workshop that will help teams structure their progress. However the first part of the process will be ‘brainstorming”, where all ideas will have equal merit. Expect 3-5 meetings over a three month period, beginning in March 2020.

Please see full details on the Projects page