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Help us restore a beautiful original silk invitation to the opening of the Prahran Mechanics' Institute building 1857! In 1854 Prahran Mechanics’ Institute was established after meetings convened by Rev William Moss, for the Mental and Moral Improvement and Rational Recreation of its Members, by means of Lectures, Discussions, Library, Reading Rooms, Classes, Museum, Philosophical Apparatus etc. The PMI Library was first established at the schoolroom of Prahran’s first church, then at a large room in Chapel Street made available…Find out more »
Throughout August, we are hosting this free exhibition which accompanies award winning author/historian, Dr Judith Buckrich's new book, The World Is One Kilometre: Greville Street, Prahran, which explores 180 years of life in the area from before European settlement to the present day. Throughout the nineteenth century, Greville Street was the centre of civic activity in Prahran, containing the town hall, courthouse, police station, public library and fire station. The railway station provided easy access to these institutions and the…Find out more »
This exhibition, curated by the Stanley Atheneaum explores the stories and achievements of women who settled and developed the high country community of Stanley in Northeast Victoria in the nineteenth century. Hearts Of Gold: Minds Of Mettle gives voice to the remarkable migrant women who arrived, settled and made a new life in the rough and tumble world of the goldfields. It tells of their achievements, and the ways they found to make a living, support their families and serve…Find out more »
We will be closed for the AFL Grand Final Eve Public Holiday. The returns chute will be open. Don’t forget, you can also renew your items online. Image: The National football game for 2, 3, or 4 players . courtesy of State Library Victoria (www.slv.vic.gov.au) Creator: Melbourne : National Game Co.Find out more »
We will be closed for the Melbourne Cup public holiday on Tuesday 5 November 2019. The returns chute will be open. Don’t forget, you can also renew your items online.Find out more »
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