Casterton & District Historical Society
The purpose of the Casterton Community Museum, owned and operated by the Casterton and District Historical Society Inc., is to collect, preserve, research and exhibit objects that relate to the people, events and history of Casterton and its surrounding districts. The museum is housed in the historic Casterton Railway Station, the first of the so called 'Casterton' type station houses. Successful submissions to the state Heritage Commission and the Glenelg Shire Council resulted in funds being made available to restore the station house. The whole site of some 14 acres is being developed by various town groups under the overall guidance of a special council committee. The station house and other buildings within the site have gained additional significance by being accepted for State Heritage listing. The society was founded in the 1960?s with a view to collating the history of Casterton and District. Obtaining the Railway Station and restoration of the building has provided a home for the collection of over 3,500 items ranging from small household items to clothing and farm machinery. The museum has a comprehensive photographic collection.