Museum Today

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.

Partnerships

  • Yarra Ranges Shire for maintenance, grounds and collection, $10,000, 2012
  • Yarra Ranges Shire for maintenance, grounds and collection, $10,000, 2011
  • Yarra Ranges Shire, reblocking station, $20,000, 2011
  • VicForests Partnership over 3 years, $1,000 pa, total $3,000, 2012
  • Ward Funding Cr Chris Templer, for bus hire, printing, step repair, signs, $1,950, 2011
  • Ward Funding Cr Chris Templer, for Gravel and signs, $1,000, 2010
  • Ward Funding Cr Monika Keane, Upper Yarra Water huts, $2,000, 2008
  • Upper Yarra Shire, member represented on UYVHS and provided yearly support $6,000, up to 1994

Donations and Sponsorship

Community support listed under Events

Grants

  • Upper Yarra Community Enterprise Ltd, Woodchop, $3,000, 2013
  • Upper Yarra Community Enterprise Ltd, Reburbish collection, $5,000. 2013
  • Shire Yarra Ranges, Powelltown Tramway Centenary; Festivals and Events Grants $3,000, 2013
  • Shire Yarra Ranges,Crank-up; Festival and Events Grants, $8,000, 2013
  • Community Safety Grant, State Government, $10,000, 2012
  • Upper Yarra Community Enterprise Ltd,, Woodchop, $3,000, 2012
  • Shire Yarra Ranges, Crank-up; Festival and Events Grants, $10,000, 2012
  • Community Support Grant, Master plan funding to develop the Yarra Junction Community and Cultural Precinct, State Government, $30,000, 2012
  • Heritage Victoria for restoration of 1888 station, Community Development Grant; State Government, $90,000, 2012
  • Upper Yarra Community Enterprise Ltd, Restoration Projects: $15,000, 2012
  • Museum Australia, Victoria [MAVIC] fixtures and lighting station, $2500, 2012
  • VicForests Community Support Program, $1,000, 2011
  • National Library of Australia, Significance Assessment of Collection, Federal Grant, $4,400, 2011
  • Volunteer Grants, Federal Grant, $3,350, 2011
  • Upper Yarra Community Enterprise Ltd, Crankup 2010: $1,800, 2010
  • VicForests Community Support Program, $2,000, 2010
  • National Library of Australia, Preservation of Collection, Federal Grant, $5,000, 2005
  • National Library of Australia, Preservation Assessment of Collection, Federal Grant, $5,000, 2004