Paterson Historical Society aims to promote and preserve the history and heritage of the Paterson district and help people find information about their forebears from the district. Thanks to years of research by our members we have a range of publications covering many aspects of the district's history.
Self-guided Town Walks
Museum and meetings
Paterson Court House Museum is an historical landmark in its own right. Located in the former Court House in the village, it is open from 11.am to 3.00pm on Sundays.
Paterson Historical Society meets in the Museum at 7.30pm on the first Thursday of each month except December and January. New members are welcome.
Our photo collection is online
Our photo collection is now on Flickr for all to enjoy - view collection.
If you have old photos of Paterson and district that you would like to share with Paterson Historical Society, please contact us. Even photos from the 1950s, 60s and 70s would be most welcome as these are our "gap" years in the collection.
The Society has released a new book written by one of its members, Valma Patfield. The book titled 'Paterson Orange" tells the story of this iconic product of the valley in years gone by. The book brings together many references and sources of information, including a significant number of photographs that have not been published before. See the 'books' section of the website for further details.