Paterson Historical Society aims to promote and preserve the history and heritage of the Paterson district and help people find information about their forebears from the district. Our publications cover many aspects of the district's history.

Museum and meetings

Paterson Court House Museum is an historical landmark in its own right. Located in the former Court House in the village, it is open from 11.am to 3.00pm on Sundays (closed Sunday 16 December 2018, reopens Sunday 20 January 2019).

Paterson Historical Society meets in the Museum at 7.30pm on the first Thursday of each month except December and January. New members are welcome.

Invitation to launch of two books

cover of Brisbane Grove book

The Society will be launching two new books at 3pm on 3 March at Albion Farm, Woodville. They are "Brisbane Grove" by Shirley Threlfo; also "Farming and Shipbuilding on the Paterson and Williams Rivers in the 1800s", a previously unpublished autobiography by William King, edited by Dr Brian Walsh.

The books will be launched in the historic Albion Farm barn. Full details and how to RSVP are contained in the invitation and media release. See also the map of the barn and parking. Members of the public are welcome so please feel free to pass the details and invitation on to anyone who may be interested.

Paterson Town Walk 2019

Paterson's annual town walk will be held on Sunday 24 March 2019. Dr Cameron Archer AM will take the group on an informative tour of the town's historical features. The walk starts at the Paterson Court House Museum at 1.00pm. Cost is $5 for adults, including museum entry and afternoon tea. Children are free.

Our photo collection is online

Our photo collection is now online - view collection.

If you have old photos of Paterson and district that you would like to share with Paterson Historical Society, please contact us. Even photos from the 1950s, 60s and 70s would be most welcome as these are our "gap" years in the collection.

How to join the Society

New members are always welcome. Please join to help us preserve the history and heritage of the district. Download membership form.

Boats at Paterson wharf