September 22, 2015 Leave a comment
Tomorrow = Wednesday 23rd September 2015 at 5.00 pm – that’s the last chance you’ll have for a month or two to access the services, library, microform, and archives of the Geelong Heritage Centre. The next access you’ll have will be in the wonderful new Geelong Library & Heritage Centre in Little Malop Street.
Don’t sit back and think you can email the centre to order copies – it won’t be happening as they have a massive job moving the collection [and items currently stored remotely] into the wonderful new building.
And if there’s something you just must have – why not visit some of the local history and family history societies? They have wonderful collections – documents, manuscripts, images, oral histories – an absolute treasure trove and you probably have no idea of their extensive collections!
Have a look at these societies – you might be surprised at just how many there are! And they’re open at different times on different days. For example – you can visit the Bellarine Historical Society on Sunday 4th October and search their wonderful collection or just browse and absorb the terrific museum collection.
And of course don’t forget the Geelong & District Database – more than 1.63 million entries for people and places in our region. There may be page references in local books that you can access through your local library or inter-library loan.
And while we’re talking about the library – if you use the new Geelong Library Catalogue you can search through the 2,471 Heritage Centre images online!