Shoalhaven Historical Society is housed in Nowra Museum, the former Nowra Lock-Up and Residence Police Station (built 1901).
The Museum's Collection boasts a number of rare artefacts from Indigenous and European settlement of the Shoalhaven area, a large photographic collection and early watercolours from artist Samuel Elyard.
The Society's Charter has been developed to:
- Promote and Encourage the Study of Local History.
- Promote the Compilation of Historical Records.
- Acquire by Purchase, Donations or Other Means and Preserve Relics, Artefacts, Printed and Photographic Records.
- Foster Exchange of Information among Members of the Society, by Lectures, Readings, Discussions and Exhibitions of Historical Interest and Value.
The Nowra Museum will be closed from the 18th December 2016 to allow for Museum maintenance works and exhibition change-over.
We will be re-opening on January 14th 2017 with new exhibits and look forward to an exciting year ahead.
We have some special events planned over the next 12 months so stay tuned for details.
Book and Photo Store
The Nowra Museum has over 60 local history publications for sale with new titles being added regularly. The latest addition to our bookstore is the new release from Kingsclear Books, "Pictorial History Shoalhaven District". With numerous photos, many from the Shoalhaven Historical Society collection, this book gives a fascinating overview of our regions significant history. At only $25.00 it is a must have.