The Mount Lofty Districts Historical Society is based in the beautiful Adelaide Hills of South Australia. The Society provides access to a wealth of information about the history of the area through its Local and Garden History Centre in Stirling.
Uniquely, the History Centre brings together the history of local people and the remarkable gardens which influenced the development of this region.
It is located in the new Coventry Library, an award-winning building and the hub of the local community, attracting more than 2000 visitors a day.
The History Centre opened in 2008 thanks to the help of an Australian Government grant under the Regional Partnerships Program, the Adelaide Hills Council and several generous benefactors. It features a public display and research area, with freely available research materials, and a large functional workroom and store room which houses the Society’s collection.
Volunteers are available to assist people with inquiries between 2pm and 4 pm on days the Library is open. So come and visit us, and learn more about this fascinating corner of South Australia and its remarkable history.