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Cambridge Historical Society

Open to all, we aim to guide public interest in historical matters & preserve local history and heritage buildings.


How to join the Cambridge Historical Society

Who are the Cambridge Historical Society? (CHS)

Members of the Cambridge Historical Society are passionate about the heritage of Cambridge and the surrounding area.

As a Member of CHS you will have a more personal interaction with the Museum, receive a quarterly newsletter filled with the latest news and research on the collections, and personal invitations to Society events held during the year. Become a member

President:  Grant Middlemiss
Secretary: Jo Barnes   Treasurer: Jeff Nobes
Committee Members: Amiel Bates, Paul Garland, Nigel Salter, Fiona Faris and Lyndall Hermitage


Cambridge residents started collecting items of local historical interest in the late 1800s. In the early years, various collections were held in private homes and put on display.

The Cambridge Historical Society was formed in 1956 and has been active ever since. The Society’s interests have included historical research, pre-European settlement, the development of Cambridge, field trips and the protection of built heritage.

A major part of the activity of the Society has been the establishment and operation of the Cambridge Museum. The Museum has had many homes including a private residence, power station, the Library and the Town Hall. The Museum was moved to the present site in the old Courthouse on Victoria Street in 1983.

Today the Society has over 200 members and continues to stimulate and guide public interest in historical matters through events and newsletters.

 Join today

A single/family membership subscription is $20 per year.

Payments may be made:

by internet banking to the Society’s bank account 03 1568 0041635 00. Please type your surname and initials under “Reference”.
by cash or a cheque made out to Cambridge Historical Society (Inc). Please pay at the Cambridge Museum, The Old Courthouse, 24 Victoria Street, Cambridge.