The PMI Victorian History Library holds various events throughout the year.
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The PMI Victorian History Library will once again be participating in the Australian Heritage Festival. We have expanded our program this year to include more events. The festival will be held between 18 April - 20 May and celebrates Australia's fantastic heritage, history and culture The 2018 Australian Heritage Festival theme is My Culture, My Story celebrating the diversity of cultures that have shaped our shared heritage. The Festival is an opportunity to reflect on the places where we live, work, and…Find out more »
Join local historian and Mayor of the City of Stonnington, Steve Stefanopoulos on a wander along Chapel Street exploring former department stores big and small. This walking tour will take approximately 2 hours. Cost Library Members, National Trust Members, Seniors/Concession Card Holders $15.00 Non-Members $20.00 Cost includes Trybooking fees and a copy of a book on the history of Chapel Street. All proceeds donated by Cr Stefanopoulos to the PMI Victorian History Library to support the local history collection. This event is run…Find out more »
We will be closed for the ANZAC Day Public Holiday. The returns chute will be open. Don’t forget, you can also renew your items online.Find out more »
Professor Tim Entwisle talks about the Melbourne and Sydney Botanic Gardens which celebrated their 170th and 200th birthdays in 2016. These are two of the older botanic gardens outside of Europe and demonstrate how beautiful heritage landscapes can display and interpret stunning plant collections. Both gardens stuttered in their beginnings but through the varied influences of directors such as Charles Moore, Ferdinand Mueller, William Guilfoyle and Joseph Maiden, it’s fair to say they exceeded expectations by the early years of…Find out more »
The Prahran Mechanics’ Institute Victorian History Library (PMI) is the second oldest library in Victoria. It was founded in 1854 and was incorporated under its own act of Parliament in 1899. It is the only mechanics' institute in Victoria still governed by its own Act of Parliament. The Institute has a fascinating history. The library has been continuously providing access to books and knowledge for its members since foundation. It is now a central resource for research into the history…Find out more »
Remember when slide nights were all the rage in suburban living rooms across Melbourne? Whether it be Aunty Gladys’ flower and rose slides or Dad’s recording of your trip to Phillip Island. Take a journey back to Melbourne and Victoria of yesterday drawing on slide collections from various sources. Supper in-keeping with the era will be provided. This event is run as part of the Australian Heritage Festival. Cost: Gold Coin DonationFind out more »
Library and Information Week aims to raise the profile of libraries and information service professionals in Australia. It gives libraries and information services the opportunity to showcase their resources, facilities, events, contacts and services through different programs and events to the community. We will share details about our events here soon.Find out more »
PMI VICTORIAN HISTORY LIBRARY GENERAL EVENTS TERMS AND CONDITIONS
The PMI Victorian History Library (PMI) are committed to providing a safe and comfortable environment for our customers, visitors and staff.
Unsociable behaviour such as harassment, aggression or the use of inappropriate language, is not acceptable.
The PMI reserves the right to prohibit entry of any person to a PMI event, or eject any person from a PMI event based on behaviour deemed inappropriate by PMI staff and/or its agents and others working under its authority.
The PMI may contact you on the email provided during the booking process to advise you about any change to an event or venue or to invite you to complete an online feedback form.