Port Macquarie Historical Society and Musuem

The Society was formed in 1956, initially as the Hastings District Historical Society. The Society's first museum opened in 1957. The aims and objectives of the Society are to encourage the study and recording of the history of Port Macquarie and the Hastings Region with special reference to aboriginal and convict history. Also, to conduct research, write publications, collect, conserve, research and interpret local history, educate the community and visitors on local history and promote and raise awareness of local history and heritage issues.