The Society holds general meeting every two months (normally on the second Saturday of the month) where an invited speaker provides a presentation on an aspect of local or general history for the interest of members and includes an afternoon tea.

Meetings are held in the Visitor Centre of the Schwerkolt Cottage & Museum Complex
and commence at 1:30 pm

Visitors welcome

General Meetings and Activities

Whitehorse Heritage Week
8-15 September
Come and join the many activities planned
Click this link for further details

17 August
19 September

Celebrating Art from the Collection Saturdays and Sundays 2pm-5pm
Admire paintings of Schwerkolt Cottage, the Old Station Master's House in Mitcham and other iconic views of Whitehorse.
Where: Schwerkolt Cottage and Museum Complex, Deep Creek Road, Mitcham Mel ref: 49 D7
Cost: free

Sat 3rd

Working Bee between 9.30 pm and 12 noon

Sun 11th

Heritage Family Day between 11.00 am and 4.00 pm
Bring your friends and family, BYO picnic and head to Schwerkolt Cottage for an afternoon of fun and laughter. Children will love the farm animals, the face-painting Fairy Susie and Tip Top Tom the Magician. Take part in painting, knitting and lacemaking workshops; watch spinners, weavers, woodturners and blacksmiths busy at theirs crafts; and enjoy displays of Meccano, electric trains and Wolseley cars. Enjoy Devonshire tea from the Blackburn Red Cross or a sausage from the Forest Hill Rotary Club. Guided tours of the complex will be available on the hour. For more information, phone the Whitehorse Historical Society Inc. on 9873 4946.

Sat 8th

General Meeting at 1.00 pm
Guest Speaker: Lorinda Cramer: Your Fine Lady Doesn't Do Here (Needlework and identity in Goldrush Victoria)

Sat 12th

Working Bee between 9.30 pm and 12 noon

Sat 10th

General Meeting at 1.00 pm
Guest Speaker: Bob Gardiner: Olympic Experiences