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 to 3.00pm on Sundays.

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.

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.


Our occasional newsletter keeps members up to date with what is happening in the Society ... July 2016 newsletter.

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.

New book

coverThe Society has released a new book written by one of its members, Valma Patfield. The book titled 'Paterson Orange" tells the story of this iconic product of the valley in years gone by. The book brings together many references and sources of information, including a significant number of photographs that have not been published before. See the 'books' section of the website for further details.

Boats at Paterson wharf