The origins of the Toowoomba Historical Society date back to approximately 1950 when a small group was formed to discuss Toowoomba's history.
At the commencement of 1970's this group was disbanded and it was not until the latter part of the 1970's that the society had reformed in the same spirit to discuss and research Toowoomba's History. The society was incorporated in 1996.
The society's mission statement is "To stimulate our community’s interest in the economic, social, cultural and environmental history and heritage of Toowoomba and its environs." - note: the definition for environs is "surrounding areas and districts".
The historical society is constituted of a library with research facilities which is available to members of the public. The society has a vast archive of literature, photos and artifacts. The society does also accept enquiries from the public.
The Library is located at 49 Lindsay St (between Queens Park & Queens Park Gardens) in East Toowoomba QLD 4350.
post: PO Box 1171 Toowoomba QLD 4350
tel: (07) 4638 7362