List of historical societies

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This is a partial List of historical and heritage societies from around the world. The sections provided are not mutually exclusive. Many historical societies websites are their museums' websites. List is organized by location and later by specialization.

International societies[edit]



Australian societies[edit]

National societies[edit]

State and territory societies[edit]

New South Wales[edit]

Northern Territory[edit]


South Australia[edit]



Western Australia[edit]

The Royal Western Australian Historical Society is the overarching society for the whole state.


  • Heritage Perth
  • Bassendean Historical Society
  • Bayswater Historical Society
  • Canning Districts Historical Society
  • City of South Perth Historical Society
  • Cockburn Historical Society
  • Colonial Bottle Collectors Club
  • Darlington Historical Group
  • Fremantle History Society
  • Jewish Historical and Genealogical Society of WA
  • Kalamunda and Districts Historical Society
  • Maritime Archaeological Association WA
  • Maylands Historical and Peninsula Association
  • Melville Historical Society
  • Midland and Districts Historical Society
  • Mundaring and Hills Historical Society
  • Perth Electric Tramway Society
  • Rockingham District Society
  • Scout Heritage Centre of WA
  • Swan-Guildford Historical Society
  • WA Police Historical Society
  • Wanneroo and Districts Historical Society


  • Jarrahdale Heritage Society
  • Kwinana Heritage Group
  • Mandurah Historical Society
  • Murray Districts Historical Society
  • Serpentine Historical Society


  • Beverley Historical Society
  • Bindoon and Districts Historical Society
  • Brookton and Districts Historical Society
  • Carnamah Historical Society
  • Cervantes Historical Society
  • Corrigin Historical Society
  • Cunderdin Historical Society
  • Goomalling Historical Society
  • Koorda and Districts Museum & Historical Society
  • Moora Historical Society
  • Narembeen Historical Society
  • Northam and Districts Historical Society
  • Nungarin Heritage Machinery and Army Museum
  • Toodyay Historical Society
  • Wongan Hills and Districts Museum and Historical Society
  • Yilgarn Historical Society
  • The York Society

South West:

  • Augusta Historical Society
  • Australind and Districts Historical Society
  • Bridgetown Historical Society
  • Bunbury Historical Society
  • Busselton Historical Society
  • Denmark Historical Society
  • Donnybrook Historical Society
  • Friends of Donnelly Village
  • Harvey Historical Society
  • Manjimup Historical Society
  • Margaret River and District Historical Society
  • Walpole-Nornalup Historical Society

Great Southern:

  • Albany Historical Society
  • Broomehill Historical Society
  • Katanning Historical Society
  • Kojonup Historical Society
  • Plantagenet Historical Society

Mid West:

  • Birdwood Military Museum and Society
  • Geraldton Historical Society
  • Irwin Districts Historical Society
  • Morowa District Historical Society
  • Northampton Historical Society


  • Broome Historical Society
  • Kununurra Historical Society
  • Wyndham Historical Society


  • Eastern Goldfields Historical Society
  • Esperance Bay Historical Society
  • Ravensthorpe Historical Society


  • Gascoyne Historical Society[3]


  • Pilbara Railways Historical Society

Canada societies[edit]

National societies[edit]

Provincial and territorial societies[edit]

New Brunswick[edit]

Newfoundland and Labrador[edit]

  • Greenspond Historical Society




China societies[edit]

  • Association of Chinese Historians

Ireland societies[edit]

South Africa societies[edit]

  • Southern African Historical Society

Mexico societies[edit]

Pakistan societies[edit]

Czech Republic societies[edit]

  • Český národní komitét historiků

Germany societies[edit]

  • Verband der Historiker und Historikerinnen Deutschlands

Ghanaian societies[edit]

Hungary societies[edit]

Lithuania societies[edit]

the Netherlands societies[edit]

  • Koninklijk Nederlands Historisch Genootschap

Poland societies[edit]

Portugal societies[edit]

  • Academia Portuguesa da Historia

Morocco societies[edit]

  • Association Marocaine pour La Recherche Historique

Saudi Arabia societies[edit]

  • Historical Saudi Historical Society

Turkey societies[edit]

Philippines societies[edit]

New Zealand societies[edit]

  • The New Zealand Historical Association

United Kingdom societies[edit]

National societies[edit]

Regional and local societies[edit]

United States societies[edit]

National societies[edit]

State societies[edit]

Territorial societies[edit]

Federal District societies[edit]

County and local societies[edit]



















[8] [9]

Aitkin County

Anoka County

Becker County

Beltrami County

Benton County

Big Stone County, Minnesota

Blue Earth County

Brown County

Carlton County

Carver County

Cass County

Chippewa County

Chisago County

Clay County

Clearwater County

Cook County

Cottonwood County

Crow Wing County

Dakota County

Dodge County

Douglas County

Faribault County

Fillmore County

Freeborn County

Goodhue County

Grant County

Hennepin County, Minnesota

Houston County

Hubbard County

Isanti County

Itasca County

Jackson County

Kanabec County

Kandiyohi Count

Kittson County

Koochiching County

Lac Qui Parle County

Lake County

Lake of the Woods County

Le Sueur County

Lincoln County

Lyon County

Mahnomen County

Marshall County

Martin County

McLeod County

Meeker County

Mille Lacs County

Morrison County

Mower County

Murray County

Nicollet County

Nobles County

Norman County

Olmsted County

Otter Tail County

Pennington County

Pine County

Pipestone County

Polk County

Pope County

Ramsey County

Red Lake County

Redwood County

Renville County

ice County

Rock County

Roseau County

Saint Louis County

Scott County

Sherburne County

Sibley County

Stearns County

Steele County

Stevens County

Swift County

Todd County

Traverse County

Wabasha County

Wadena County, Minnesota

Waseca County

Washington County

Watonwan County

Wilkin County

Winona County

Wright County

Yellow Medicine County




New Hampshire[edit]

New Jersey[edit]

New Mexico[edit]

New York[edit]

North Carolina[edit]





Rhode Island[edit]

South Carolina[edit]




  • Alta Historical Society
  • Cache Valley Historical Society
  • Delta County Historical Society
  • Draper Utah Historical Society
  • Fort Harmony Historical Society
  • Iron County Historical Society
  • Lehi Historical Society and Archives
  • Morgan County Historical Society
  • Park City Historical Society
  • Riverton Historical Society
  • Smithfield Historical Society
  • Summit County Historical Society
  • Tooele County Historical Society
  • Washington County Historical Society
  • West Jordan Historical Society
  • West Valley Historical Society


  • Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society
  • Alleghany County Historical Society
  • Augusta County Historical Society
  • Cape Charles Historical Society
  • C&O Historical Society
  • Colonial Williamsburg
  • Eastern Shore of Virginia Historical Society
  • Loudoun County Preservation Society
  • Orange County Historical Society



Aviation historical societies[edit]

United States[edit]

Other countries[edit]

Denominational societies[edit]

Time-period oriented societies[edit]

United States[edit]

Subject matter-based historical societies[edit]



United Kingdom[edit]

United States[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ International Historical Club, IHC, Official web-site in Russian
  2. ^ International Historical Club, IHC, Official web-site in English
  3. ^ "Gascoyne Historical Society". Trove. Retrieved 2020-08-12.
  4. ^ Ards Historical Society, official site]
  5. ^ "Historical Society of Center Line".
  6. ^ "Mid-Michigan Railway Historical Society".
  7. ^ "Warren Historical & Genealogical Society".
  8. ^ "County Historical Societies, Chapters, and Local Organizations". Minnesota Historical Society - Local History Services. Retrieved 2021-08-24.
  9. ^ "Statewide/Topical Historical Organizations in Minnesota". Minnesota Historical Society - Local History Services. Retrieved 2021-08-24.

Further reading[edit]

  • Boyd, Julian P. "State and local historical societies in the United States." The American Historical Review 40.1 (1934): 10-37.
  • Dunlap, Leslie W. American historical societies, 1790-1860 (1944).
  • Jones, Houston Gwynne, ed. Historical Consciousness in the Early Republic: The Origins of State Historical Societies, Museums, and Collections, 1791-1861 (North Caroliniana Society and North Carolina Collection, 1995)
  • Schumacher, Ryan. "The Wisconsin Magazine of History: A Case Study in Scholarly and Popular Approaches to American State Historical Society Publishing, 1917–2000." Journal of Scholarly Publishing 44.2 (2013): 114-141.
  • Whitehill, Walter Muir. Independent historical societies: an enquiry into their research and publication functions and their financial future (Harvard Univ Pr, 1962)