Sale Historical Society was first formed in 1964. Although it then languished, acting secretary Stuart Ashton maintained a point of contact for collecting local history. Newspaper man Milton Lewis was the catalyst for its rebirth in November 1970. As the City of Sale gradually relinquished its former Foster St Council Chambers, the Sale Museum was born, opening in 1975.
The Museum has an extensive archive, a collection of local memorabilia, local Honour Rolls, Sale Council records and items on local businesses, events and identities.
The Museum, featuring changing exhibitions on the town and its businesses, is open from 1.30 pm – 4 pm each Wednesday and Sunday afternoon.
And the new Water Tower Museum is open from 2 – 4 pm each Saturday: admission a gold coin donation.
Meetings are held monthly on the second Thursday of the month except January and during some winter months (there will be no June or August meetings).
The next meeting of Sale Historical Society will be held at the museum at 7pm on Thursday 13 February. Discussion will include an update on planned works for the coming year and some background on some of the machinery in our collection.
March meeting will be an excursion to a Stratford property.
Our current exhibition is Raymond Street looking at our main business centre over time.