Membership & Donations

The Society is always seeking new members!

Benefits of joining the Society

  • You can attend four History Nights, held on the third Monday of the month at 7.30pm (except January, July and August) at the Resource Centre, to learn more about the history of Linton and district from members and guest speakers, and to join the conversation. You can also attend our Annual General Meeting held at the Shire Office on the third Monday in September.
  • You will receive Society Notes, our quarterly newsletter, (either by post or online) packed full of historical information about Linton and district, informing you about past and upcoming Society activities, and to which you will be encouraged to contribute.
  • If you so desire, you can participate more actively in the Society in lots of ways, both big and small. For example, by becoming a member of our Committee, by assisting with the cataloguing of research material important to the history of the Linton district, such as photographs, documents, maps and plans, newspaper clippings, and the memorabilia of local residents; by attending workshops and other information-sharing meetings in the district; by assisting members of the public on Open Days; or by getting involved in local projects aimed at the preservation of our history.
  • Start your own biographical record with the Society. We have developed a template to get you started and once you have completed and returned it, we will develop a formal record for current and future reference. Biographical Template
History Night

Members ‘show and tell’ historic objects
at our History Night in November 2011

Fees

Membership is $25 per year

Membership covers your immediate family (partner and children) but please note only the primary member listed on the membership form has eligibility to vote in formal L&DHS proceedings, such as the Annual General Meeting. Should another family member wish to vote, a separate membership will be required.

The membership year is from 1 September to 31 August.

Membership Form

Donations

Tax-deductible donations of money towards the running of the Society, or for special acquisitions and projects, are very welcome at any time!
Please indicate on the form if you would like a receipt for tax or general purposes.

Donation Form

Donations of original records and artefacts of any era for our collection are also welcome. We specifically seek those that have a known provenance in Linton however. Thus, we are unable to acquire records or artefacts unless they relate to the history of Linton and district. Donors will receive a receipt and will be asked to sign a form officially transferring the ownership of the record or artefact to the Society.

Donation to Historical Collection Form

Copies of records and photographs relevant to the history of Linton and district are happily accepted unconditionally.