The Murray Bridge & District Historical Society Inc. has an enthusistic group of people dedicated to the recording & preserving our local history. The society aims to record, preserve and add to the substantial current local history collection for future generations to access; to answer enquiries from persons researching family history; and to save and preserve buildings and artifacts of historical significance.
The Murray Bridge and District Historical Society has been running continually since the 1980s. We have fully restored three 1800s railway buildings which we now occupy. They are the Institute building which is available for community groups; the Signalman’s Cottage which we use for displays and morning and afternoon teas in conjunction with other activities; and Murray Control which houses our local archival collections.
Our collections include historic photographs, maps, documents, copies of the local newspaper, records of local sporting and community groups, 1800-1900 Government Gazettes and many local council records. We also have a collection of family histories. We have a significant quantity of railway documents and memorabilia. We do general and family history research, have published three books and are working on a fourth. We work closely with local council and other community groups, especially the Regional Gallery. We are attempting to digitize and catalogue our resources.