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To help celebrate the new Leopold library, we are joined by Bellarine Historical Society member Pam Jennings, to delve into the history of libraries, schools and other early institutions in Leopold. Leopold Free Library was established in 1882 along with a Temperance Hall, pound, two churches, school and brass band! Learn about how the area has developed over the years leading up to the Leopold Community Hub.
Thursday, 21 March 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
This session will introduce the variety of resources and original records held at the Heritage Centre and discuss how they may assist your family history search. Focusing on the Geelong and Barwon Region.
Wednesday, 27 March 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Are your photos in need of rescuing from old 'magnetic' albums? You are welcome to bring along some photos to this practical workshop. Heritage Centre staff will provide advice on how to physically store original photos plus ideas for digitising, storing and sharing with a mobile device.
Having trouble finding those elusive ancestors? Hitting some brick walls? Come along to this session to explore the features of Ancestry Library Edition, which may then help you with your genealogy searching.
Join Pam Jennings from the Bellarine Historical Society to learn more about what happened following WWI in the Ocean Grove and Wallington area. Pam’s talk will focus on memorials, the post-war struggle of returned soldiers, Red Cross societies and peace celebrations in the area.
Tuesday, 23 April 2019 - 11:00am to 12:30pm
Ocean Grove Library
This special exhibition, developed from the Geelong Heritage Centre's Archive Collection, has been created to commemorate the Centenary of Armistice Day on 11 November 1918. The exhibition explores many themes including the reactions to the end of WWI, peace celebrations, welcoming home the men and women returning from war and life after WWI for people in our region. Remembering the End will appeal to students from upper primary and all secondary levels as it explores local WWI ANZAC involvement and the impact of WWI on our local communities.