The Launceston Historical Society hosts guest speakers who discuss topics of local historical interest. These talks – on the third Sunday of each month – from February to November (except March) are held in the Meeting Room, QVMAG Museum, Inveresk, at 2.00pm.
The John West Memorial Lecture is presented on the third Friday in March.
The LHS Archaeology Group projects involve archaeological excavations; remote sensing techniques; historical and map-based research; and landscape archaeology.
Excursions to areas of interest are conducted during the year.
To foster an interest in history amongst primary students, the Society organises an annual History Prize competition. The Senior Secondary Ratcliff History Prize of $200 is awarded to students selected by six schools. Additionally, an annual prize of $500 is awarded to a first-year history student currently studying at the Launceston campus of the University of Tasmania.
The Society does not have any archival resources and does not undertake family or local history research.
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