Please see the MDHS Event Calendar
This Australia Day January 26th the Museum will be open from 10.00 am to 3.00 pm. Entry by gold coin donation.
We will also conduct two Historical Guided Tours, one of Main Street and the other of Mornngton Park and Esplanade. They both leave the Museum at 10.30 am but please be at the Museum 15 minutes before the start for registration. The cost of each walk is $5.00 per person. All welcome.
Our first Coffee Morning for 2018 is a talk by Lance Hodgins about his book “The History of Mornington Peninsula Football” All welcome to hear his interesting account of Footy on the Peninsula. Cost is $5.00 per person.
Des Williams, Marine Archaeologist, will talk about his book of TSS Coramba which is a timely introduction to our excursion to Queenscliffe. All welcome to join us for tea/coffee and an entertaining talk.
For this excursion we will be car pooling – the coach cost is getting a bit much. All to meet at the Vancouver Street car park to leave at 8.30 am to catch the 10.00 am Searoad Ferry from Sorrento. The cars will be left at Sorrento.
On board the ferry Devonshire morning tea will be served (Yum) and a lift from their car deck to the lounge is provided. The Queenscliffe Maritime Museum visit is one hour guided tour. Lunch is at your expense, either a picnic in the park or at one of the many cafes and restaurants in the town.
PLEASE BOOK AND PAY FOR THE TRIP BY FRIDAY MARCH 9TH. THE COST IS $35.00 PER PERSON. RING PETER ON 0431 933 683 FOR ALL DETAILS AND BOOKINGS LETTING HIM KNOW IF YOU NEED TRANSPORT TO AND FROM SORRENTO.
We have a very interesting guest speaker this month in John Hedley. John is slate roof and tiling expert who has worked on Mornington houses and won aHeritage Award for his work. The venue is our usual meeting room at the Fire Brigade, corner of Nepean Highway and Separation Street Mornnington. Al welcome for the princely cost of $5.00 each. Join us for a cuppa – tea or coffee and good company.
This morning is all about children’s literature. Moira Robinson from Frankston’s Robinson’s Book Shop will share her knowledge and experience as an editor and lecturer of children’s literature. All welcome, cost is $5.00 per person.
Departure from Mornington bus stop opposite Ross Street. Stop for morning tea then an hour guided tour of the Chinese Museum. Lunch at your expense followed by a 45 minute guided tour of the State Library. Bus returns from Melbourne to Mornington at 3.15 pm. All booking and enquiries to Peter 0431933683 – payment by August 24 2018.
Mornington & District Historical Society Anuual General Meeting is on September 11 2018 at 10.30 am in the Meeting Room of the Mornington Fire Brigade, cnr Separation Street and Nepean Highway Mornington. The committee will report on the Society’s activities for the past year followed by an election of all committee positions.
Enquiries to Diane 03 5976 3203, 0403 077 053
Historian Val Wilson will give her talk on the stories and deeds of Mornington’s early pioneers. Please contact the Library to book as this event is not organised by The Mornington & District Historical Society. Mornington Library 03 5950 1820.
Val Wilson will escort participants around this historic cemetery pointing out interesting stories about the early Mornington Pioneers. Meet at the Cemetery Main Gates in Craigie Raod Mt. Martha – just off Nepean Highway – at 1.15 pm for a 1.30 pm start. Comfortable shoes advisable.. Refreshments included in the princely sum of $5.00 per person. Contact Val on 5975 2958