The Murray Bridge & District Historical Society Inc. has an enthusistic group of people dedicated to the recording & preserving our local history. The society aims to record, preserve and add to the substantial current local history collection for future generations to access; to answer enquiries from persons researching family history; and to save and preserve buildings and artifacts of historical significance.
This volunteer group is currently restoring three old railway buildings on Railway Reserve, Murray Bridge, namely the former Train Control building, the Railway Institute and Signalman's Cottage besides continuing to add to their database and ongoing sorting of many historical documents and photographs. Once restored, the train control building will be Historical Society's home and local history archives, while the other buildings will be used for community projects.
The Murray Bridge & District Historical Society was created at an informal meeting at the home of the late Mrs Jean Schmaal on 15 August 1967. The ten inaugural members decided they would become local historians and on 12 September 1967 at a meeting held at the Murray Bridge High School in Beatty Terrace, the Murray Bridge & District Historical Society was formed.
Research into the town and district history has produced a vast collection of historical records, with ongoing donations of very old paperwork, photographs and maps. All items are catalogued and safely stored.
Membership to the society is $15 (single) and $20 (family).
Local History Archives, ex-Train Control Building, Railway Reserve, Murray Bridge, Tuesday, 10am - 2pm Monthly meetings, second Tuesday, 1pm