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 Examiner-John West Memorial Lecture is held on the second Friday in March.
The LHS Archaeology Group meets on occasions in the Phil Leonard Room at the Launceston LINC, Civic Square. 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 and secondary students, the Society organises an annual History Prize. Additionally, an annual prize 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.