The Melville History Society aims to promote the importance of preserving local historical information in the Melville community and to raise the awareness of the Miller Bakehouse Museum, a heritage listed building under the State Heritage Act founded in 1988.
The objectives of the Society, as stated in its constitution are:
a) To promote interest in the history of Melville;
b) To foster the collection and preservation of historical material including oral and written records, photographs and general memorabilia, artefacts, building and contents
c) To promote the Society and the functions throughout the community
d) To provide programmes of interest to members and others
e) To do all such things and acts as are consistent with or conducive to the furtherance of the objects of the Society
MHS also offers a service of undertaking research into local history by request and hires out a meeting room located at the Bakehouse Museum.