Chapman Valley History

Chapman Valley History

The Chapman Valley Historical Society Museum
focuses on the lives of early settlers


To ensure the safety of our volunteers, visitors and the community, the Chapman Valley Historical Society Museum and Heritage Centre at Nanson is currently closed.
This situation will be revised at the end of May.
Thank you for your understanding and supporting the safety of the public and volunteers and the future of the museum.

in the beginning ...

The Chapman Valley History website is a dedication to our hardworking pioneers of the agricultural district first known as the Upper Chapman and more recently, Chapman Valley. 

This video is an interview of Past President Barbara Sheilds OAM, of the Chapman Valley Historical Society from 2002-2016.

what's new ...

chapman valley churches

In 1892, Michael Morrissey of the Mount Erin Estate had a rammed-earth building constructed to be used as a Catholic Church. An Anglican Church was also located on the same sit. Later on, a larger Catholic Church was also constructed upon the site…

chapman research station

The Chapman Research Station was established by the Department of Agriculture in 1902 as a demonstration farm to train recently settled local farmers. Research was carried out for the higher rainfall and fertile soil areas of the State such as Chapman Valley and Northampton…

Visitor Comments ...

Love the way everything is displayed. Easy to look at and no clutter. Great place.
Rob & Patricia…Kardinya WA

Amazing displays, enormous amount of research into history of families etc. Need hours to look around. Well done.
Denmark WA

One of the best country museums in WA. Exhibits are carefully labelled. 10/10.
Shirley & Ron…Perth WA

The best museum of its kind and a lovely tribute to fallen soldiers. Family grew up in East Chapman
Bill & Pat…Perth WA