The Yankalilla and District Historical Society Inc. was formed in 1977 and aims to promote community interest in local history, encourage the preservation of historical buildings and sites, and collect and record items of historical interest in the district.
Books on local history are also published by the society including: To Find the Way; Early Settlers in the Yankalilla District; Churches of the Fleurieu Peninsula; Old Normanville; and Old Yankalilla.
General meetings are held at 8pm at the Council Chambers, 1 Charles Street, Yankalilla on the second Monday of the months of February, March, April, September, October, November. The Society goes into recess during the winter months.
Every Wednesday from 10am-12noon members of the Historical Society volunteer to help researchers consult their records at the Yankalilla Community Library. Other times are by appointment.