Events in July 2023

3 Diary dates for more BHS events & significant fundraising launch.

Saturday 1 July, 11am -12.00
Fundraising Appeal Launch – all welcome
History House, 11 MacKenzie Street Bendigo

Bendigo is getting a community museum. Join us as The Hon. Maree Edwards, MP and City of Greater Bendigo Mayor Andrea Metcalf, help us launch the Community Museum Fundraising Campaign.
Refreshments provided.

BHS President, Euan McGillivray said, “with financial support, the Bendigo Historical Society can develop and deliver a new attraction for Bendigo that will add to the rich fabric of history and heritage which makes Bendigo a premiere cultural tourism destination and a great place to live. Developing the History House Museum represents a collective commitment to a community in the present and for the future”.

More details will be posted on BHS website closer to the launch.

Sunday 2 July, 2023, 10.00am Note: The tour of the Shamrock Hotel has been cancelled
Walks Into History – all welcome
Bendigo’s City Edge
Meet at the corner of Mundy Street and Mollison Street.
Join us as we explore the area surrounded by Mundy, Mollison, Mitchell and McLaren Streets. Listen to stories about some of the residents of this area, for example, McLaren Street resident Ernst Mueller and family. He came to Bendigo when it was no more than a diggers camp and grew to be one of its wealthiest citizens. Apart from being a successful gold trader and investor, Ernst brokered the sale of Lansell’s holdings to the Ballerstedt’s – the largest mining deal in Bendigo history.
Members $5.00. Non-members $10.00.

Friday 7 July, 2pm. La Trobe Art Institute
Members & Friends Event – all welcome
Topic: Contemporary Art’s Connections to History
Guest speaker: Bala Starr, Director, La Trobe Art Institute

Local history collections reflect on the people, places and events that are important to us. Like local history, contemporary art also strives to be part of a cultural dialogue that concerns larger contextual themes such as identity, family, community, and nationality.  Free event, no booking required.