The Bridgetown Historical Society Inc. has been the keeper of Bridgetown’s history for many years.
To encourage the study and writing of WA History, in particular of Bridgetown and its surrounding areas
To collect, classify and preserve records pertaining to Bridgetown history
To share information among members of the Society by readings, discussions, lectures and exhibitions of historical material
To promote public support of preservation of historical relics, & recognition of notable anniversaries of WA history
To establish and maintain a historical museum(s) in Bridgetown
To publish articles/selected records/publications approved by the Society
To fund, subsidise or contribute to any institution, scholarship or prize, which meets these objectives of the Society
The current collection includes 1000s of historical photographs and 100s of objects and ephemera, many housed in the Bridgetown Police Station 1880 Museum, the remainder stored in the BHS office at the Yornup School House, Bridgetown. The collection is ever growing as donations are accepted from generous donors in the Shire and beyond.
Members and non-members are welcome to attend the monthly BHS Open Nights, held on the first Tuesday from 7pm. Guest speakers are often invited to talk on a local history subject.
The committee meets at 6:00 pm on the 1st Tuesday of the month in the BHS office.
Annual membership fees: $12 renewal or $15 new members
Bridgetown Historical Society Inc. has an active Facebook page where information is called for or shared.
Exhibitions are during the year in the Bridgetown Police Station 1880 Museum on a variety of topics, and members of the public are encouraged to attend. School groups, local associations and tour groups are warmly welcomed to each exhibition.