I Remember When…. Growing up in Willoughby
'I Remember When...' Celebrates growing up in the popular and well sought after suburb of Willoughby.
Learn the history of this delightful area as told by the local residents, including stories about the houses they lived in, the lives they led and the builders who built their houses.
With photos, memorabilia, and a 1940s gown on loan from The Cavalcade of History & Fashion.
Willoughby District Historical Society’s Museum (which is a Federation cottage) holds an intriguing display of local history which will intrigue and be of interest to students, residents, local history buffs and historians of all ages. There are displays of the Tanneries and Mashman Pottery, tools used by coach builders, woodworkers and engineers, all of which providing a tangible link to many lost skills. The kitchen and laundry give a picture of typical home life back in the early 20th century.
Our new exhibition ‘I Remember When…’ gives an insightful and refreshing look at Willoughby’s past.
We invite you to see how today’s interest in our homes, work, and entertainment compare with those of the generations of our parents and grandparents, shown by a colourful and informative display.
Volunteer guides are able to give visitors a conducted tour to promote better understanding and appreciation of this community’s rich heritage.