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About the Society

Welcome to the website of the Rylstone and District Historical Society (RDHS).

The site contains information about the Society itself as well as the Cottage Museum, local and family history research, and our Bed and Breakfast accommodation in the historic Bridge View Inn (now on Facebook).

Information on the Cottage Museum can be found here or look for us on Facebook.

If you would like to join us in exploring the fascinating history of Rylstone and the surrounding district, please go to the Membership page. New members are always welcome.

Research enquiries can be directed to our Research Officer via email at Further details and forms can be found on our Research Services page.



Dan Hatton and Helen Marsonet, in collaboration with Rylstone and District Historical Society, are working on publishing a book presenting all of the information from the Stitches in Time exhibition held in History Week 2015, and much more. The book will take a couple of years to produce but it is hoped that “Stitches in Time: stories from the 1915 Rylstone Autograph Quilt” will be completed in time for launching in History Week 2018 to coincide with the closing of WW1 centenary commemoration activities.



An invitation from the Blue Mountains Association of Cultural Heritage Organisations Inc. to a attend a conference titled ‘Artefacts’ to be held on the 7th May 2016 at the Victoria & Albert Guest House, 19 Station St Mt. Victoria.

Cost is $60 and registration is required by the 29th April 2016.

Please refer to attached flyer for all relevant information and contact details.

Invitation: Blue Mountains History Conference Invitation No 2

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