2012 Media Releases

Willoughby Historical Society to meet at Chatswood Library on The Concourse

24 January 2012

Willoughby District Historical Society Meeting
2pm – 4pm, Saturday 11 February
The Willoughby Room
Chatswood Library on The Concourse
409 Victoria Avenue, Chatswood

Willoughby District Historical Society will host its first meeting of the year from 2pm – 4pm, Saturday 11 February, at Chatswood Library on The Concourse. Open to the public, the meeting will include the annual election, local history discussions, and afternoon tea.   

A volunteer-run group, the Willoughby District Historical Society aims to research and conserve the rich tapestry of Willoughby’s past. Members maintain local history records, study Willoughby’s social, cultural and industrial history, and organise exhibitions and guided tours. Bi-monthly meetings are held on the second Saturday of every second month and can include guest speakers, workshops and demonstrations.

Chatswood Library’s Willoughby Room is dedicated to the local history of Willoughby and features a range of items including George Brain and Francis Webb artefacts, leadlight windows, and the shovel used in the ‘turning of the sod’. The formal meeting space also includes a kitchenette facility and a local history display outside the room.

“I warmly welcome Willoughby District Historical Society to their new meeting venue at Chatswood Library and encourage all Willoughby residents to come along and discover the history of our incredible city,” said Willoughby Mayor, Pat Reilly.

The Willoughby Room is available to community groups, organisations and businesses for casual or regular hire for the purposes of meetings, workshops, presentations or training. The Willoughby Room can be booked by contacting the Service Delivery Librarian on 9777 7900 or email library@willoughby.nsw.gov.au.

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Phone: 9777 7703
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For non media related enquiries contact Willoughby City Council on 9777 1000 or email@willoughby.nsw.gov.au