Linton & District Historical Society


Linton Makes History
Our President, Jill Wheeler has published her book!
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Christmas Drinks
Friday 4 December 2015, 5:00 – 7:30
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Open Day
Sunday 13 December 2015, 2-5pm
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History Night
To be announced
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Formed in 1981, the Linton and District Historical Society was one of the first Historical Societies in the region. In 2013, it celebrates 32 years of promoting the history of Linton and district and making it more accessible to both locals and non-locals alike.

The district of interest to the Society includes Pittong, Happy Valley, Mannibadar, Piggoreet, Golden Lake and Pitfield, as well as the town of Linton.

Our Collection

The Society holds an extensive collection of paper records, photographs, memorabilia and artefacts that are accessible to members and non-members for research purposes. Nominal fees are charged for this service. more details

Our Activities

The Society conducts regular meetings, has regular Open Days, and publishes a quarterly newsletter, Society Notes. Its membership includes people who live in Linton or in the surrounding district, but there is a significant proportion of members who live well beyond the district, but who have family heritage in Linton. more details

Our Buildings

The Society is the custodian of two historic buildings in Sussex Street, Linton’s main street, which are owned by Golden Plains Shire. Its headquarters is the Letty Armstrong Resource Centre, formerly Nelsons Undertakers, which the Society rents from the Shire and which it has restored and maintained since the 1980s.

restored Linton Free Library

The Linton Free Library (left) and the old Nelson’s Undertakers’ building (headquarters of the Linton and District Historical Society

The Society has also been the Committee of Management for the 1874 Linton Free Library next door since 1999.