Saturday, 26 March 2011

Exhibition - Dancing the Skies: Flying through the RHSV collections

Dates: 28 February – 15 April Monday to Friday - 10 am - 4 pm

This Exhibition aims to show the wealth of aviation-related images and other items contained within the Collections of the RHSV. Although the RHSV might not be considered a prime source of aeronautical history, the Society’s Collections are large and comprehensive and can provide coverage of a range of specialist topics. Historical Societies in general can contain hidden gems of specialist interest within their Collections – they just have to be unearthed.

This Exhibition covers many aspects of aeronautical history, almost all Australian, from the earliest days of ballooning up to the early 1960s.

An online exhibition with the same time shows some of the themes from the exhibition at the RHSV

RHSV Lecture - Seriously Reminiscing

Date: 12 April 2011
Time: 5.15 tea/coffee 5.45 conversation
Price:Members free. Non Members $5.50
Address: Royal Historical Society of Victoria, 239 A'Beckett Street, Melbourne

An historic memoir is a first hand account written at the time or a
reflective piece written many years later. Either way they capture the
atmosphere and images of the time – presenting vivid historic pictures of
Victorian history and insights into the author. Come and join several well
known historians as they discuss their favorite historic memoir and be part of
this fun evening seriously reminiscing.

The evening will be chaired by Dr Andrew Lemon