The Port Fairy Museum and Archives in Gipps Street has re-opened after a long closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Since opening its doors again at the start of January, the museum has proven to be a popular place for visitors to attend.
One part of a visit to the museum that is popular with visitors and locals is checking out the large array of local history books on sale.
This week we take a look at the work of two local authors that are available at the museum.
Marten Syme is one of Port Fairy's most prolific and prominent historians. A Vernacular Cottage Collection is a book by Mr Syme and other contributors that tells the stories of historic houses in Wishart and Market streets.
Another of his offerings, Port Fairy: The town that kept its character, is a history of the town spanning from 1835-2018.
Tracing the involvement of Port Fairy citizens in the second Boer War and the two World Wars, Mr Patterson's book Port Fairy's Wars Three Conflicts at Home and Abroad, was released in 2019. It includes letters home from those serving.
Icons of Port Fairy is another offering from Mr Patterson. This book recalls some of Port Fairy's highest profile residents, including legendary footballer John Coleman.
*Port Fairy Museum and Archives opens Saturday and Wednesday from 2-5pm and Sunday 10.30am to 12.30pm.