About

 
We acknowledge the traditional custodians of Gadubanud country, the Gunditjmara people, Elders past and present. We respectfully acknowledge that we work and live on the lands of the Gadubanud nation.


The Otway Districts Historical Society (ODHS), is based in Beech Forest and houses a collection of memorabilia, artifacts, photographs, maps, textiles and more from the districts within the Otway region.
The society is run by a group of dedicated local volunteers.
 
The society aims to conserve and preserve the artifacts we have acquired by donation through research, interpretation and analysis.  We exhibit the collections with the objective of presenting historic information and knowledge to the community through the sharing of the Otway story.
 
ODHS is funded by donations and membership fees and has received grants to assist with enhancing and presenting the collection and local history knowledge to the general public.  There are always interesting projects being undertaking by the group and new volunteers are always warmly welcomed, as are new members.  There are three history rooms and knowledgeable volunteers on hand to assist  you with your ancestral research and general interest in the history of the Otways.
 
Open times:  Tuesdays between 1.30pm and 4.00pm or by appointment.  
 
 

The Deppeler children
 
  
 
 

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