Posted by: mornpenlocalhistory | October 15, 2009

Open days

Explore our fascinating past with these intriguing open day events.

Historical Museum – Dromana and District Historical Society
Date: 31 October – 1 November (2pm-4pm)
Address: Old Shire Office, 359A Point Nepean Road, Dromana
Enquiries: 5989 2243

The Old Post Office Museum – Mornington and District Historical Society
Date: 31 October – 3 November (1:30pm-4:30pm)
Address: Corner The Esplanade and Main Street, Mornington
Enquiries: 5976 3203

Rye Historical Society Museum
Rye Historical Society will celebrate the re-opening of its room – The Old Schoolhouse – at Rye Primary School during History Week.
Date: 25 October and 1 November (2pm-4pm)
Address: Rye Primary School, Corner Lyons and Collingwood Streets, Rye
Admission: gold coin donation
Enquiries: paulineepowell@yahoo.com or 0403 352 797

Somerville Mechanics Institute – Somerville, Tyabb and District Heritage Society
Date: 31 October (10am-4pm)
Address: 66 Station Street, Somerville
Enquiries: somtyheritage@hotmail.com

Sorrento Museum and Watts Cottage – Nepean Historical Society
Date: 31 October (1:30pm-4:30pm)
Address: 827 Melbourne Road, Sorrento
Admission: gold coin donation
Enquiries: 5984 0255

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Posted by: mornpenlocalhistory | October 14, 2009

Photographic displays

Take a trip down memory lane with these special photographic displays.

Early Balnarring
Historical photographs prepared by the Balnarring Historical Society
Venue: Balnarring Beach Store, 181 Balnarring Beach Road
Dates: 24-31 October (during shop hours)
Enquiries: 5983 5309

Cape Schanck Lighthouse and Museum, 1859-2009
Exhibition of photographic images from the Museum archives
Venue: Cape Schanck Lighthouse and Museum
Dates: 24-31 October
Enquiries: 5988 6184

Early Dromana
Historical photographs prepared by the Dromana and District Historical Society
Venue: Ritchies IGA Supermarket, Corner O’Donohue Street and Point Nepean Road, Dromana
Dates: 24 October – 1 November (during shop hours)
Enquiries: 5989 2243

Historic Dromana and surrounds
Historical photographs prepared by the Dromana and District Historical Society
Venue: Rosebud Library, McDowell Street
Dates: 24 October – 1 November (during opening hours)
Enquiries: 5989 2243

Historic Hastings
Photographic display prepared by the Hastings-Western Port Historical Society
Venue: Hastings Library, 7 High Street
Dates: 23 October – 2 November (during opening hours)
Enquiries: 9781 1141 

History of the Mornington district
Display prepared by the Mornington and District Historical Society
Venue: Mornington Library, Vancouver Street
Dates: until 31 October (during opening hours)
Enquiries: 5976 3203

Posted by: mornpenlocalhistory | October 14, 2009

History Week 2009

Travel back in time during History Week

Travel back in time during History Week

Discover the wonders of Mornington Peninsula’s past during History Week from 25 October to 1 November.

Explore our fascinating past through a range of special events and exhibitions. There’s something for everyone – from book launches and special talks to open days and cemetery tours. You’ll find more details about our special events above. We hope you enjoy travelling back in time with us during History Week.

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