Late 2021 date to be advised and subject to current Covid restrictions

Otway Districts Historical Society Open Day/ History Panel display

100 year anniversary of the Beech Forest Hall and Community Day celebrations


Past events:

Community open day, 31 January 2021

On Sunday 31 January we took the opportunity to open the doors of the History Rooms during the Beech Forest Community Market Day. 

We were pleased to welcome so many community members to our permanent display and also to view a special textile display which included the very special Otways Federation quilt.   The quilt provides a textile-based journey into the past, chronicling the story of settlement of the Otways region.  The embroidered panels relate to local people from areas around Beech Forest and Gellibrand, listed either by full names or initials, many of whom worked under harsh conditions to survey land holdings, roads and the railway. 

Community Open Day, 18 April 2021

Display of our new postcard collection featuring some of our unique historic photographic images, gift cards featuring local landscapes and a collection of original postcards.


Anzac Day - April 25 2021, 11am 

Modern Day Solider exhibition

Anzac Day Service 2021

 We were pleased to welcome the community and others to the annual Beech Forest Anzac Day service, lunch and the Modern Soldier special exhibition which will remain available for viewing until May 25 2021


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 on which these events are being held.