Upper Yarra Museum Today
Volunteers open the Museum Wednesdays and Sundays for visitors (and at other times as the needs arise). During opening times, volunteers will carry out tasks such as revamping exhibitions, managing and cataloguing the collection (paper and non paper-based)maintaining the grounds and facilities, participating in special programs and hosting visitors and tours.
Volunteer members are also invited to participate in collection management and exhibition installation tasks on Thursdays. This is an opportunity to engage in new interest areas and to develop skills while the facility is (usually) closed to the general public. While UYVHS financial membership has trebled in recent years, the number of active volunteers has remained largely static.
Training and induction are provided. We also invite members of the immediate and broader communities to come along to share their memories and “Tell your Stories”, to research family histories or just to add new information to our repository of material and knowledge.
The Upper Yarra Valley Historical Society is a Not-for-Profit Incorporated Association with Deductible Gift Recipient status. It has ‘professional’ affiliations with the Royal Historical Society of Victoria, the Association of Eastern Historical Societies. Museums Australia (Victoria) and the Yarra Ranges Heritage Network.