Louise Hill-Coleman at the exhibition, wearing one of the evening gowns.
A delightful exhibition of gowns loaned by local women was held in Heyfield in May. If you go to this link, you can see some images of the gowns in the exhibition, and listen to an ABC local radio story interview with Louise Hill-Coleman, pictured above, who talked about the history of the gowns.(Click on Audio.) Louise reports that it was a very successful exhibition, and a great fund-raising idea for other societies.
The Royal Historical Society of Victoria was formed in 1909 and is a community organisation committed to collecting, researching and sharing an understanding of the history of Victoria.
With the support of a large number of volunteers, the RHSV provides a full program of activities (e.g. lectures, seminars, excursions and exhibitions) for the benefit of members and the general public. The Society publishes a bi-monthly newsletter, a reviewed journal and books of historical interest.