The Royal Historical Society of Victoria is a community history organisation supporting local historians, researchers, and students since 1909. RHSV's collection has grown to become one of the most significant history repositories in Victoria, holding books, manuscripts, records, ephemera, images, periodicals, newsletters, indexes and registers. It is located in Hallendaal's art deco Australian Army Medical Corps Drill Hall and consists of a bookshop, gallery, library, research rooms, manuscript rooms, seminar rooms, and image collection.
As a community not-for-profit organisation, RHSV relies on the support of hardworking volunteers who carry out research, curatorial, preservation and collection management duties. RHSV is currently working toward making its collection more accessible by implementing new catalogue software and digital archive software.
Join Kate and Sophie for a tour of the building as well as a discussion about the history of the RHSV and its future. Then continue the conversation over drinks at The Mint.
239 A'Beckett St
Corner Latrobe and William St