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
  • 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

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:

  • Pilbara Railways Historical Society

Canada societies[edit]

National societies[edit]

Provincial and territorial societies[edit]

New Brunswick[edit]

Newfoundland and Labrador[edit]

Ontario[edit]

Alberta[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]

Aitkin County, Minnesota

Anoka County, Minnesota

Becker County, Minnesota

Beltrami County, Minnesota

Benton County, Minnesota

Big Stone County, Minnesota

Blue Earth County, Minnesota

Brown County, Minnesota

Carlton County, Minnesota

Carver County, Minnesota

Cass County, Minnesota

Chippewa County, Minnesota

Chisago County, Minnesota

Clay County, Minnesota

Clearwater County, Minnesota

Cook County, Minnesota

Cottonwood County, Minnesota

Crow Wing County, Minnesota

Dakota County, Minnesota

Dodge County, Minnesota

Douglas County, Minnesota

Faribault County, Minnesota

Fillmore County, Minnesota

Freeborn County, Minnesota

Goodhue County, Minnesota

Grant County, Minnesota

Hennepin County, Minnesota

Houston County, Minnesota

Hubbard County, Minnesota

Isanti County, Minnesota

Itasca County, Minnesota

Jackson County, Minnesota

Kanabec County, Minnesota

Kandiyohi County, Minnesota

Kittson County, Minnesota

Koochiching County, Minnesota

Lac Qui Parle County, Minnesota

Lake County, Minnesota

Lake of the Woods County, Minnesota

Le Sueur County, Minnesota

Lincoln County, Minnesota

Lyon County, Minnesota

Mahnomen County, Minnesota

Marshall County, Minnesota

Martin County, Minnesota

Mcleod County, Minnesota

Meeker County, Minnesota

Mille Lacs County, Minnesota

Morrison County, Minnesota

Mower County, Minnesota

Murray County, Minnesota

Nicollet County, Minnesota

Nobles County, Minnesota

Norman County, Minnesota

Olmsted County, Minnesota

Otter Tail County, Minnesota

Pennington County, Minnesota

Pine County, Minnesota

Pipestone County, Minnesota

Polk County, Minnesota

Pope County, Minnesota

Ramsey County, Minnesota

Red Lake County, Minnesota

Redwood County, Minnesota

Renville County, Minnesota

Rice County, Minnesota

Rock County, Minnesota

Roseau County, Minnesota

Saint Louis County, Minnesota

Scott County, Minnesota

Sherburne County, Minnesota

Sibley County, Minnesota

Stearns County, Minnesota

Steele County, Minnesota

Stevens County, Minnesota

Swift County, Minnesota

Todd County, Minnesota

Traverse County, Minnesota

Wabasha County, Minnesota

Wadena County, Minnesota

Waseca County, Minnesota

Washington County, Minnesota

Watonwan County, Minnesota

Wilkin County, Minnesota

Winona County, Minnesota

Wright County, Minnesota

Yellow Medicine County

Statewide/Topical


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]

  • Charlottesville Historical Society
  • Augusta County Historical Society
  • Cape Charles Historical Society
  • Colonial Williamsburg
  • Eastern Shore of Virginia Historical Society
  • Orange County Historical Society

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)