The Birkenhead Historical Society was founded in 1979 by a group of enthusiastic people interested in the past history of the area and determined to see that history and heritage preserved for future generations.
One of our objectives is fostering children's interest in their heritage, accordingly, the museum can be opened by arrangement during the week for school classes and other interested groups by contacting any of the committee members. They will be on hand to talk about the museum, early times in the district and to answer any questions your group will have.
The Society holds a function each month, alternating interesting speakers on historical themes, with bus trips to places with historical interest.
The Museum is open every 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month over winter between the hours of 2pm till 4pm.
Anyone interested and enthusiastic about preserving Birkenhead’s history as part of our heritage, is invited to join the Society. A very warm welcome awaits you.
The Birkenhead Historical Society Inc
This is a copy of a notice to Committee Members 5/3/1980
We came into being at a public meeting convened by Mr Keith Rogers for the beach Haven Residents Association chaired by the Mayor Mr Graham Stott, at St Andrews Hall Hinemoa Street on Thursday 31 May 1979, attended by about 70 People including a small party from Devonport there to give the benefit of their experience in founding a short time previously the Devonport Historical and Museum Society .
First Committee Meeting, thence forward on the third Monday of each month, rent free at “the house” Birkdale Road.
Rules drawn up by a select committee comprising Messrs Crocombe, Farrington and Tanner,
All formalities finally satisfied for the lodging of an application for incorporation.
A one day display of artifacts of historical interest. Set up in Highbury to attract public notice and gain members.
Death of our first President Mr Cyril Crocombe aged 63.
Certificate of Incorporation received
$500 grant made by Council under it L.R & D Scheme
Liaison with Birkdale College history class—Crocombe Memorial History Prize to be awarded annually
All day at the mobile shop, Highbury, for fundraising and to show the banner
Mr Cliff Utting donated the use of his small shop Mahara Ave as a headquarters (small Museum).
An invitation extended and accepted to help with others in the formation of the Mayors Centennial Committee. Other matters to attract attention and research have been the Church Cemeteries, the Chelsea Cottages, and the Kay Park memorial l