Our Collection focuses on nine major themes:
Early Domestic - Classroom No. 4
The Crameri Room (named in honour of foundation members of the Historical Society) displays artefacts mainly from domestic life in the 1930s, but also includes artefacts from the Butter Factory, our family history photo gallery and sporting pursuits.
Military - Old Cloak Room
The Rothery-O’Donnell Room (named in honour of two local military nursing sisters) was the school cloakroom and now displays photographs, artefacts and records from World Wars 1 & 2, including the Myrtleford Italian POW Camp No. 5.
Early Education - Old School Room
This room recreates the learning environment of a classroom on Elgin Street before the new State School 955 was opened on O’Donnell Avenue in 1939.
Tobacco - Classroom No. 1
This comprises of memorabilia from the tobacco growing era in Myrtleford district, including artefacts originally displayed at the Tobacco Company of Victoria Ltd. processing plant.
Mining - Classroom No. 1
Equipment, large and small, from Myrtleford’s gold mining era are also on display.
Hairdressing - Classroom No. 1
The Hairdresser's display features a collection of artefacts from Hugh Jones' Barber Shop in Standish Street, opposite the Myrtleford Co-Store.
Early Printing & Communication Equipment - Classroom No. 3
Most of the machinery in this room consists of items used by the Myrtleford Times at the time when printing of the newspaper was transferred to Wangaratta in 1984. There is also a small display of photos of the Ovens Valley Railway at Myrtleford, 1883-1984.
Early Agricultural machinery - Machinery Shed
This outdoor display of agricultural machinery and tools and equipment associated with the forestry industry houses the Jack Carroll Machinery Display.
Bottle display - Machinery Shed
Located at one end of the machinery shed, this display houses a collection of bottles from across Australia donated by the Boyd family
Hallway - Old Pharmaceuticals & Aboriginal Artifacts
A collection of paraphernalia and medicinal cures covers the post-war period, from powders to ointments, as well as a small collection of local aboriginal artefacts.