One of Kilmore's historic subterranean wells.

Kilmore Historical Society’s next two major events both relate to buried history in the community – burials and underground wells. The society will host a well-researched and popular cemetery tours at Kilmore Roman Catholic Cemetery, on Lancefield Road, at 2pm on Sunday May 2.

The tour will highlight the lives of some of the well-known, and not so well-known, men and women interred in the historic cemetery.

The event is part of the 2021 Australian Heritage Festival, which takes place from April 18 to May 2 across the country.

To join in, people can meet at the cemetery prior to 2 pm – please wear weather-appropriate clothing and especially footwear.

The cost is $5 per person, with society members free.

The second ‘underground’ discussion will be a talk by Brian Clancy at the society’s next general meeting at 7.30pm on Tuesday, May 4 at Kilmore’s Old Post Office.

Mr Clancy, a lifelong resident of Kilmore, will speak on the topic ‘Tales from the wells of Kilmore’. All welcome.

The society extends an invitation to the public to visit them in their new home at the Old Post Office during their extended opening hours.

They are now open 10am to 3pm on Thursday, 10am to 1pm on Saturday morning 10 am to 1pm, as well as their normal hours of 10am to 3pm on Tuesday.

The society has changing displays and exhibitions, which currently include a tribute to Anzac Day and a display in honour of the late Duke of Edinburgh.

For more information, email the society at kilmorehistoricalsociety@gmail.com

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