November 2022

Lancefield HistoryFest 2022 - Sunday 6 November 2022

Malmsbury Historical Society will be one of the local history organizations proudly participating at this year's HistoryFest. Hosted by the Romsey-Lancefield Historical Society, and sponsored by many generous local visitors, the event is held at the Lancefield Mechanics' Institute.

The theme of this year's Fest is "Connecting Communities.

Bookings are essential via Trybooking.

We will have books for sale, and to answer your questions will be bringing along our digital family trees and indexes. See you there!


NOVEMBER 2022 - Fri-SAT-Sun November 18, 19 and 20

MHS Giant Book Sale - help us make some space and raise $500!

No, we don't have giant books, but we do have a giant pile of over 450 second-hand books and other items that just have to go by the end of 2022. We badly need to free up some space for our collection.

Priced from $0.50 to $10, .the books range from Australian History, Biography, Children's books, Craft and Art, Fiction, Gardening, General History, Natural History, and Reference. We also have some collectibles in the form of Stamps and Stamp Collecting ephemera, Train tickets, Phone cards, Tuckfields Bird cards and concert souvenirs (including Neil Diamond!)

Our aim is to sell everything and raise about $500. That is a little over $1 per item. Bulk purchases might be considered - make us an offer!

See the preliminary list of categories, titles and prices here:

Also see our Facebook page posts for a our weekly sneak previews

Anything unsold will be disposed of the easiest way possible....





The Mechanics Institute has re-opened to the public.

We continue to accept research requests online.


We respectfully ask for your cooperation to help keep us working.

During the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic, we are only taking visitors by prior appointment.

If we get sick, we wont be open or be able to help you and your unplanned trip may be wasted.

So, please let us know if you are intending to visit.

Please do not visit if you are unwell. Please wear a mask if you are recovering from an illness.

Please sign the visitors book.


Remember, our ability to open for the public is totally dependent on the availability of volunteers able to assist you. It is not always possible to give advance notice of days we are unable to open.


We retain the right to leave the premises if visitors appear unannounced or unwell.

We must also comply with any regulations imposed by Macedon Ranges Shire Council who are the owner of the premises.

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