Waiheke Island Historical Society
165 Onetangi Road, RD1, Waiheke Island 1971, New Zealand
Monthly Heritage Events
The Historical Society is planning regular events celebrating Waiheke’s and New Zealand’s heritage and crafts. These will normally occur on the first Sunday of every month starting at 12 noon. Here are the next few:
Christmas wreath making
We held two well-attended workshops in December for making beautiful Christmas wreaths out of what might otherwise have been discarded as garden waste. Have a look!
Ideas for future Heritage Events are welcome. Got something you’d like to show off? Talk to us!
Republication of Waiheke Pioneers
Dixie Day’s book Waiheke Pioneers, the standard reference for early European settlement on Waiheke, had been out of print for five years, but we have published a second, revised edition complete with full name index. You can purchase the book at the Museum or at retail stores around the island, or order it online.
Re-gravelling of pathways
The Museum has re-gravelled the footpaths linking our buildings, which had become weed-choked and slippery during our long spell of wet weather. Thanks are due to Auckland Council’s office of Parks and Community Facilities, who supplied and spread the gravel.
We’re featured on the Sealink Roadtrip
Our Museum is featured on Sealink’s Art & Culture Roadtrip. Have a look!
The History Quiz
That’s right — a trivia quiz with no science, no rugby, no Hollywood! We plan on making it a regular event for the Historical Society. Members and non-members welcome.
Wharf2Wharf Fun Run
This just in: RACE CANCELLED, perhaps permanently.
Once again, our Museum will provide water to passing runners. Sadly, the races were cancelled
in 2021, 2022, and 2023,
New members are always welcome!
For history buffs
The Museum of Waiheke
and Historic Village
Experience a slice of Old Waiheke at the Waiheke Museum and Historic Village.
The Museum is located at 165 Onetangi Straight, Waiheke Island, and is open from 11 AM to 3 PM on Wednesdays, Saturdays, Sundays, and public holiday Mondays, all year round (except Christmas Day and New Year’s Day). Entry is by donation; we suggest $3 per person.
Take a tour of the Museum buildings
The aerial view below is courtesy of Google Maps. Click on any building for more information.
All suggestions regarding this site are welcome. Contact Mark James on 9973 or by E-mail at email@example.com.
This page was created on 3 April 2007 and was last modified on 23 February 2024.