You will see photographs of early river crossings, paddlesteamers and early transport including teamsters, railway etc. along with early settlers from the area.
Information and photos of floods and other interesting events.
Documents relating to early land sales, river boats, hotels and people.
Collection of c1900 wedding costumes.
Our outdoor area has stationary engines, horse drawn transport equipment and other items relating to forestry, farming and life on the land.
Many other items of interest for young and old... remember when grandma used this item.
Group bookings welcome.
Adult $6.00 per person
Adult (Groups of 10+) $5.00 per person - provided payment is made prior or in bulk on arrival, otherwise $5pp will be charged.
- at the Museum
(Can be viewed as you go through the museum - no extra cost.)
FEBRUARY 1st - 28th MAY TEMPORARY EXHIBITION
in our Museum and Veranda Gallery
OPEN DAILY 10am - 2pm
‘A feast of fashion in Echuca from the 1930s to 1960s.’
The society has again been digging deep into the storerooms; and this time has brought out more treasures to display
In the Swinging Sixties your choices were simple – you were hip or you were hopeless (and horribly out of fashion).
It might have been just 30 years from the depths of the dour Depression fashions; but it might as well have been another planet in another solar system.
Men’s fashion lagged a little; but by the ’60s they were as fashion conscious as the women.
So what was Echuca wearing?
Come and join us in a trip down memory lane.
is continuing with 1863 - 1900 now in the database.
As Trove now has the Riverine Herald online till 1954 we have now indexed from there to 1961 and working forwards.
We also have uploaded to Trove 1998, 1999, 2000 thanks to NLA and PROV and expect 2001, 2002 to be uploaded to TROVE early 2020.
Our indexing team is currently working on years 1960 - 1990.
As a year is indexed it is uploaded to our database to be used in research.
Thinking of Volunteering ? Are you interested in history ?
We would love to talk to you... there may be lots to do or not much depending on what your interests are. Training available.
Call Dot to arrange a time to discuss this on 0408 505 662