The Lyndoch & District Historical society Inc was first formed in 1984 by an enthusiastic group of community minded locals. The group meets 6 times a year plus holding an event each May as part of the About Time History Festival. Over the years the group has also held many events celebrating the heritage and history of the district, including the annual Lyndoch Naming Day Anniversary on 13 December.
The group has published numerous pamphlets on various aspects of the town's history, its significant buildings, community groups, cemeteries, important people and more. These are available for purchase at nominal costs.
The Society has also erected a number of interpretive signs and plaques around the town recording historic events and commemorating endeavours. The Society undertakes research on local families and has a growing database of biographical information as well as old photographs and other documents, cemetery records and Council assessment records. there is also a small museum display of old family objects and local memorabilia in the Society's rooms at the Lyndoch Library that is open to the public each Tuesday afternoon from 1.30 to 5 pm and the first Friday of every month from 1.30 to 4.30 pm.
The Society is run entirely by volunteers and research is undertaken in personal time so appropriate donations are greatly appreciated as, like most volunteer organisations, funds are always in short supply. New members are always welcome and membership fees are only $10 per year.
Tuesday, 1.30 to 5 pm; first Friday of every month 1.30 - 4.30 pm