The Mundaring and Hills Historical Society's (MHHS) aim is to involve the people of the Shire of Mundaring in the preservation, documentation and interpretation of the history and culture of the Perth Hills. If you are looking for the history of people, places and events that relate to 'the hills' - the MHHS can help you.
We have an extensive local history archive and research facility at our operational base - the Mundaring Stationmaster's House. This includes objects, documents, artefacts and over one thousand historic images.
The MHHS operates a local history museum for the benefit of the community - this space allows people to appreciate and enjoy the past. The MHHS archives are used here as a 'living' collection - no dusty cupboards! The Society employs a professional curator - to oversee the museum, maintain our archives and work at bringing our collection 'alive'.
Mundaring District Museum will reopen in August 2010 after six months of refurbishment . Housed in the 1908 first Mundaring Primary School classroom, the museum has undergone a transformation with new interpretation panels telling the story of Mundaring. More details here »
Some of the new interpretation panels include:
Our indigenous beginning
Early European Exploration
Evolving Local Government
The Timber Industry
Rail and Evolving Communities