The Museum Talks are a monthly event that has the focus of a specific topic relating to The Borough of Queenscliffe; such as significant events, people and buildings. Over the years there have been some fascinating topics.
The speakers are specialists in their topic and range from authors, teachers, and historians. They are passionate and will inform and entertain. If you would like to be a presenter and have a subject that you would like to be explored, please contact us.
When: Fourth Thursday of the month
Where: Uniting Church Hall, cnr Hesse & Stokes Sts Queenscliff
Time: 10am for a 10.30am start
Price: $7 Non-members, $5 Members
Includes tea and coffee
Next Talk - Thursday 27 February 2020
QHM Film Premiere
Come watch the premiere of the two films that were created last year, 'Queenscliff Now and Then' and 'A Day at the Museum'.
Presented by Ron and Diana Hodgetts who will speak about his memories of the town.
Ron moved to Queenscliff with his family in 1941 when his father who had run the Belgave Theatre enlisted as a search light operator and ran a theatre in New Guinea. At war’s end, his father bought the Civic Theatre in the Town Hall as well as the Civic Theatre in Point Lonsdale.
His father prepared Ron for his developing interest in local history when he found a collection of old films dating from 1915 in the ceiling of the Town Hall. These films became the centre piece of the footage regularly shown at the museum and recording activities from the early days of Queenscliff.