James Maher.

Kilmore Historical Society will next week host a talk about the life and times of past Kilmore resident James Maher.

Jim Butler, a farmer and grandson of Mr Maher, will speak about his grandfather’s work on ‘The Tale of the Century’, written in the 1930s for Kilmore’s then upcoming century celebrations.

It became the town’s first published history.

Mr Maher, born in Lancefield and lived in Pyalong before retiring to Kilmore, wrote with research gathered from authentic first-hand discussions with many of Kilmore’s early pioneers and their offspring.

Dr Butler will speak at the society’s upcoming general meeting, at 7.30pm on May 3 at the Old Kilmore Post Office. All are welcome.

Visitors will also have the opportunity to see the ongoing ‘Hatched and Matched’ display, featuring christening gowns and bridal wear from the society’s collection of past fashion.

People can email kilmorehistoricalsociety@gmail.com or visit www.kilmorehistory.info for more information.

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