Lilydale & District Historical Society Inc. – Lilydale, Yarra Valley

The Lilydale & District Historical Society was formed in 1971 to help plan and mount suitable displays for the Shire of Lillydale’s Centenary in February 1972. We opened and operated the Lilydale & District Historical Museum in the old Lillydale Shire offices in Castella Street from 1976 to 1989. The custodian of the collection today is the Yarra Ranges Regional Museum.

Since 1971, the society has gathered and maintained its own archives of the people, places and events of Lilydale and the surrounding districts of Chirnside Park, Coldstream, Yering, Gruyere, Killara, Seville, Silvan, Montrose and Kilsyth.
We also have more than 5000 photographs and negatives in our collection.

The society is located in the Old Lilydale Court House in Castella Street, Lilydale.

Gun Alley Stories
The Forgotten Story of Lilydale’s Back Streets 1880 to Today is an award winning interactive experience…

They Answered the Call
Our World War I Veterans, including David Briers who died in France November 24, 1918 of broncho Pneumonia…

Headstone Project
Stories Behind the Headstones at Lilydale Cemetery allows the public to learn more about our local families….

Gun Alley Stories
The Forgotten Story of Lilydale’s Back Streets 1880 to Today is an award winning interactive experience…

https://lilydalehistorical.com.au/they-answered-the-call/

They Answered the Call
Our World War I Veterans, including David Briers who died in France November 24, 1918 of broncho Pneumonia…

Headstone Project
Stories Behind the Headstones at Lilydale Cemetery allows the public to learn more about our local families….

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Lilydale & District Historical Society Inc.

Contacts:
Sue Thompson (President) 0475 219 884
Joy Gothe 0405 128 964
Lorraine Smith (Court House Manager) 03 9735 1104
Email: info@lilydalehistorical.com.au

Share Your Information with the Society!

Email us your info (and images) to:
info@lilydalehistorical.com.au

Our home is the Old Lilydale Court House @
61 Castella Street, Lilydale 3140
Hours of opening:
Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays 11am to 4pm
Fridays 1 to 4pm
Closed Public Holidays

Lilydale & District Historical Society Inc.

Contacts:
Sue Thompson (President) 0475 219 884
Joy Gothe 0405 128 964
Lorraine Smith (Court House Manager) 03 9735 1104
Email: info@lilydalehistorical.com.au

Share Your Information with the Society!

Email us your info (and images) to:
info@lilydalehistorical.com.au

Our home is the Old Lilydale Court House @
61 Castella Street, Lilydale 3140
Hours of opening:
Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays 11am to 4pm
Fridays 1 to 4pm

Lilydale & District Historical Society Inc.

Contacts:
Sue Thompson (President) 0475 219 884
Joy Gothe 0405 128 964
Lorraine Smith (Court House Manager) 03 9735 1104
Email: info@lilydalehistorical.com.au

Our home is the Old Lilydale Court House at 61 Castella Street, Lilydale 3140
Hours of opening:
Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays 11am to 4pm
Fridays 1 to 4pm
Closed Public Holidays

Share Your Information with the Society!

Email us your info (and images) to:
info@lilydalehistorical.com.au