The old Lilydale Courthouse is the headquarters of the Lilydale and District Historical Society. The Society curates two photographic exhibitions each year, featuring some aspect of the district's history.
The current display is titled "Lilydale's Public Places Public Lives, 1860s to 1970s." The display features ten large panels with over 80 photographs of historic Lilydale. Accompanying the photos are details on many of the early businesses and activities of Lilydale.
The exhibition would be of interest to visitors and local residents alike. Many local residents have very little knowledge of the place they call home and are often surprised at the rich history of the area.