A friendly reminder – subs due at the end of June

Where would we be without you?

Footscray Historical Society welcomes new members and thanks current members for the ongoing support.

Subscriptions are due at the end of the financial year.

Click on link for membership form:

2018.2019membership

Some members have already paid for 2018/2019.

Check date on the back of your membership card to be sure.

For further advice, contact the membership secretary.

Ercildoune’s window conservation is supported by the Victorian Government.

A Living Heritage Program grant of $45,000 has been awarded to undertake urgent works to address the rotting cedar window frames at Ercildoune.

Originally built for the National Bank of Australasia in 1876, the building is now owned and managed by the Footscray Historical Society, and public access is facilitated through tours, exhibitions and research opportunities. The works will mitigate further deterioration to the building’s original fabric, and will improve the insulation and health and safety conditions of the building’s interior.

The society uses Heritage Victoria’s  conservation advice, publications and list of consultants and tradespeople to find experts to help with conservation and repairs.   Current needs for conservation include addressing the condition of the windows and improving disability access.    The wider Footscray community is interested in the history of the building and appreciates the society’s long commitment to the property.

“Owning a heritage place is a big but rewarding responsibility. Support from Heritage Victoria and the local Council has been very helpful.”

“Obtaining a conservation report from a heritage consultant has been invaluable in helping us prioritise what we need to do and when.”

Ercildoune is open each Tuesday 10 – 2 pm, the first Saturday of each month 10 – 3 pm and at other times for special events and school groups.   It is used by the Footscray Historical Society as well as various local organisations.