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.

Contents

International Societies[edit]

Global[edit]

Supra-National[edit]

Australian Societies[edit]

National societies[edit]

State and Territory societies[edit]

New South Wales[edit]

Northern Territory[edit]

Queensland[edit]

Tasmania[edit]

Victoria[edit]

Western Australia[edit]

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

Perth:

  • 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
  • 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

Peel:

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

Wheatbelt:

  • 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 (Inc.)
  • Broomehill Historical Society
  • Katanning Historical Society
  • Kojonup Historical Society
  • Plantagenet Historical Society

Mid West:

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

Kimberley:

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

Goldfields-Esperance:

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

Gascoyne:

Pilbara:

Canada societies[edit]

National societies[edit]

Provincial and territorial societies[edit]

New Brunswick[edit]

Newfoundland and Labrador[edit]

Ontario[edit]

Saskatchewan[edit]

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

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]

California[edit]

Colorado[edit]

Connecticut[edit]

Delaware[edit]

Florida[edit]

Georgia[edit]

Idaho[edit]

Illinois[edit]

Indiana[edit]

Iowa[edit]

Kansas[edit]

Kentucky[edit]

Louisiana[edit]

Maine[edit]

Maryland[edit]

Massachusetts[edit]

Michigan[edit]

Minnesota[edit]

Missouri[edit]

Nebraska[edit]

New Hampshire[edit]

New Jersey[edit]

New Mexico[edit]

New York[edit]

North Carolina[edit]

Ohio[edit]

Oklahoma[edit]

Oregon[edit]

Pennsylvania[edit]

Rhode Island[edit]

South Carolina[edit]

Tennessee[edit]

Texas[edit]

Utah[edit]

Virginia[edit]

Washington[edit]

Wisconsin[edit]

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]

Canada[edit]

India[edit]

United Kingdom[edit]

United States[edit]


See also[edit]

References[edit]

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)