Stratford Historical Society and Museum

News from the Stratford Historical Society and Museum, in Stratford, Gippsland, Victoria. We are open Tuesdays from 10am to 3pm, and the fourth Sunday of the month from 2pm to 4pm. Our postal address is P.O. Box 145, Stratford, 3862.

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Tuesday, May 07, 2013


Following on from last year’s successful exhibition of Wedding Gowns, Heyfield Family History Group, supported by the Heyfield & District Historical Group, will host a magnificent display, “Evening Gowns Through The Decades”.
Held at the Heyfield Memorial Hall, the exhibit will highlight the history of the gowns, revealing fascinating details about the lives of the wearers. Accessories such as gloves, shoes, stoles also contribute to telling the gown’s story
Organiser Louise Hill-Coleman said  that a special contribution to the exhibition is an 1858 gown on loan from Stratford Historical Society. “The exhibit ranges from this gown  to the 1920’s beaded “flapper” gown,  from the “flower power”  60’s to the quirky “noughties”.
The exhibition times are from Wednesday 22nd of May – Saturday 25th of May, 9am – 3pm and will end at 1pm on Sunday 26th .
Entry is $5. A delicious Devonshire tea can also be purchased in the Supper Room.
Buses welcome. Phone 51482093 for more information.

Sunday, May 05, 2013

We Saw the Queen Opens

What a day today at Stratford. The Public Record Office exhibition "We Saw the Queen" opened during the Shakespeare Festival Village Faire.

We Saw the Queen, Stratford

We Saw the Queen, Stratford

You can see more pictures in our Flickr set. It was packed out today, so we took the photo above before it opened.

We Saw the Queen, Stratford

Cars per courtesy of our friends at the Gippsland Vehicle Collection at Maffra.

Or come and see the exhibition itself - it will be there, on Tuesdays, until the end of June.