Taralga Historical Society

Saving the past for future generations

Taralga Historical Society's aim is the preservation of Taralga's heritage for the benefit of future generations.

Come and see our museum and take a step back in time.

The museum is open Saturdays from 10am to 2.00pm and is staffed by volunteers. The entry fee is $5 per adult, children under 16 years are free. Enquiries from individuals, small and large groups, car clubs etc are welcome and the museum can be opened to meet their needs. Please submit your enquiry through our email taralgahistoricalsociety@gmail.com

Our Past

In January 1853 an acre of ground granted to James Macarthur by the crown was given to Mr Denning for the purpose of building a Weslyen Church. The church was built and opened by Rev. W Curnow (Goulburn) together with Rev. R.V. Danne (Crookwell). It was used on and off for many years by congregations of the Wesleyans and later Methodists for their services and finally closed in the 1950's.

Several local people, interested in preserving the history of the village formed the Taralga Historical society in 1972. This group approached the Uniting Church N.S.W. Synod, with which the Methodist Church had amalgamated and were able to obtain the old Methodist church as their headquarters. This church is now one of the buildings that is part of the Taralga Historical Museum managed by the Taralga Historical Society.

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