VICTORIA, Malmsbury, Heritage Weekend in Malmsbury

EVENT DATE: 14, 15, 16 November 2014

Friday 14 and Saturday 15 November – Malmsbury Historical Society Open day. Open for research, display on walls, enquiries, book sales, souvenirs etc. Research fees apply -see our website

Sunday November 16th –  In conjunction with the Malmsbury Village Fayre. Two history talks. Entry by gold coin donation. Not open for research but enquiries welcome and our usual books, publications and souvenirs available for purchase.
12:30 p.m. -1 :30 p.m. Mike Stambrey will speak on Dr Edward Davy, his role in the invention of the electric telegraph relay and his creative and inventive mind.
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Rod Andrew will speak on the problems faced during the construction of the Malmsbury reservoir. A new booklet on the subject will be available for purchase from the Fayre weekend onwards.

EVENT DETAILS

Dates: 14-16 November 2014
Venue: Malmsbury Mechanics Institute
Address: 71 Mollison Street Malmsbury
Time: 9 am to 4 pm
Entry: Gold coin donation
Bookings: Preferred, to assist in planning
For more details: email malmsburyhistorical@gmail.com or phone 03 5423 9282

ABOUT THE HALL

Malmsbury Mechanics Institute was built on the site of the former Caroline Chisholm Sheltershed.
The Institute initially occupied part of the Malmsbury Borough Council chambers (renovated from the Sheltershed) before the Institute purchased the site and built a new building in 1876. The pre-federation Federal Hall was added 1895-1896. Owned and supported by Macedon Ranges Shire council, the site has a 159-year history of serving the local community.