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Previous events


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More details on the Cavalcade Fabulous Fifties 2018


The Society holds various events throughout the year. This includes:

  • General Meetings at the Willoughby Room, Willoughby City Library at The Concourse, commencing at 2.00pm on the second Saturday of even months (except December). 
  • Historic talks: There is a guest speaker at each of the General Meetings.
  • Special exhibitions at the Museum during Heritage Week and Willoughby’s Emerge Festival
  • A variety of local group walks (available on requests.


Some past events

Cavalcade of Fashion





1920s Evening Gown

The Art of Fashion: 1920s Evening Gowns

Sunday 8th October 2017 1:30pm
Wiloughby Unitng Church
10 Clanwiliam St, Wiloughby

Cost: $25
High Tea will follow the presentation

Bookings and tickets: Mary Thom : email:  Phone: 9419 5851

Our collection of beaded and embellished 1920s evening dresses stunningly illustrates the influences of the post-World War I Art Deco design, the Paris avant-garde, haute couture designers and artists, and the artisan embroiderers who made such creations.
The Cavalcade Collection features a large collection of stunning 1920s beaded and embroidered evening dresses. At this presentation Cavalcade will take the audience on a journey back in time to the 1920s, a decade of elegant fashion, liberated women and inspired designers, artists and artisans. Hear about these design influences, the embroidery ateliers and the techniques of machine and hand beading.
The gowns, on hangers, will be walked through the audience during the presentation by white gloved assistants so audience members can get a closer look at the details of these gowns.

The Cavalcade of History and Fashion is a collection of original historic gowns and accessories with provenance, dating from the 1700s preserving Australia’s social and fashion history

‘Meccano Day’ at the Museum


Our friends at the Meccano Club will be back in action with their creations based on the new-era Meccano sets now availanlre.

Adults $5, concession $4, children $2; family $10.

Saturday 8 October, General Meeting, the Willoughby Room, Chatswood Library

Commencing at 2.00pm on the second Saturday of even months (except December).