Yesterday, today and tomorrow
The Society is a not-for-profit Incorporated Association run and managed by volunteers. We are led by an elected Management Committee made up of an executive team and the voluntary managers of the Society’s collections.
Our current President is Mr Clive Skarott AM and our vice-President is Dr Jan Wegner.
We have an active volunteer base of around 50 people, as well as a broader membership of local, national and international supporters.
The Society operates the Cairns Museum (currently closed till mid 2017), the CHS Research Centre and the History on the Move School Trailer program. The Society publishes a monthly bulletin of local history as well as a range of local history books and manuscripts.
In 2014 the Society received operational funding for the first time from Cairns Regional Council. The Society proudly acknowledges this support for work we do to enable locals and visitors to learn, appreciate and engage with Cairns’ history and heritage.