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PMI re-opens

Written on March 23, 2020 at 3:22 pm, by

Hello everyone, We have re-opened from Tuesday 16 June but with amended hours as follows: Monday – Closed Tuesdays to Thursdays – 9.30am to 4.30pm Friday – Closed As the situation changes we will keep you informed. Please contact us on (03) 9510 3393, mobile 0432 012 118 or email if you have anyContinue Reading

Amended opening hours

Written on March 16, 2020 at 8:25 am, by

Amended opening hours To try and protect our members, staff, volunteers, co-tenants and the public in response to COVID-19 the PMI Victorian History Library will operate with reduced opening hours from Tuesday 17 March until at least Monday 30 March 2020 with ongoing review. Please note given the current situation this may change at anyContinue Reading

New Website Coming Soon!

Written on September 9, 2019 at 1:31 pm, by

New Website Coming Soon! We are very excited to announce that we have been successful in obtaining two grants from the Bendigo Bank which will allow us to carry out a much-needed redevelopment of our website. Not only will the new website have a new modern and fresh design, but it will address current accessibilityContinue Reading

Help us restore our original invitation from 1857!

Written on July 16, 2019 at 12:05 pm, by

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, PhilosophicalContinue Reading

Flash Fiction Competition: Winners Announced

Written on May 21, 2019 at 11:01 pm, by

We are pleased to announce the winners of this year’s Library and Information Week Flash Fiction Competition. The staff and committee of the PMI Victorian History Library would like to congratulate Linda Martin for her successful entry Her Uncle the Historian submitted under the adult competition and to Oban Ford for his successful entry TheContinue Reading

Update: Annual General Meeting and Sandringham Train Line

Written on May 20, 2019 at 3:26 pm, by

Notice of Motion Passed – Annual General Meeting On Thursday 16 May 2019, at the Annual General Meeting (AGM), the majority of members (41 to 1) voted in favour of the motion: “that the PMI requests that the government revokes its incorporation under the Prahran Mechanics’ Institutes Act 1899 and becomes incorporated under the AssociationsContinue Reading

Annual General Meeting

Written on May 11, 2019 at 1:58 pm, by

AGM – Thursday 16 May 2019 at 7:00pm. We request that members arrive at 6:30pm, the meeting will commence promptly at 7:00pm. To avoid delays, RSVP either by phone (9510 3393) or online via the RSVP button below. This will also assist with catering. Upon arrival, please be prepared for a short queue as staff recordContinue Reading

It’s Our Birthday!

Written on May 1, 2019 at 12:45 pm, by

Today the PMI turns 165. On the first of May 1854 a meeting was held in Prahran,  the rules for the new Prahran Mechanics’ Institute were gazetted and the PMI declared itself into existence. William Moss (local congregational minister) moved that the institute should be established at once. Head over to our Blog to findContinue Reading

Reminder: RSVP Annual General Meeting

Written on April 30, 2019 at 2:53 pm, by

The PMI Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held on Thursday 16 May 2019 at 7:00pm.  We request that members arrive at 6:30pm, the meeting will commence promptly at 7:00pm. To avoid delays, RSVP either by phone (9510 3393) or online via the RSVP button below. This will also assist with catering. Upon arrival, please beContinue Reading

Early Closure Friday 7 December 2018

Written on December 3, 2018 at 12:05 pm, by

The PMI Victorian History Library will close at 12PM on Friday 7 December 2018 for a staff function. The returns chute will be open. We apologise for any inconvenience.