MDHS Events

Visitors warmly welcomed

Please see below the MDHS Event Calendar

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Coffee Morning 10:30 am
Coffee Morning @ Fossil Beach, Mt. Martha
Apr 14 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
We will visit the ruins of the old cement works to see what Ian Stevenson and his group has done with the Council to preserve what is left and to educate any visitors to the[...]
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2018
Coffee Morning July 10 2018 @ Meeting Room Mornngton Fire Brigade
Jul 10 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

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.

Sep
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Thu
2018
Bus Trip to the Chinese Museum and State Library @ Bus stop opposite Ross Street Mornington
Sep 6 all-day

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.

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11
Tue
2018
Annual General Meeting – Mornington & District Historical Society Inc. @ Meeting Room Mornngton Fire Brigade
Sep 11 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

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

Oct
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2018
Talk – Mornington Cemetery Pioneer Graves @ Mornington Public Library
Oct 4 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

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.

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2018
Mornington Cemetery Walk @ Mornington Cemetery
Oct 7 @ 1:15 pm – 3:00 pm

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

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27
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2018
Annual Leslie Moorhead Lecture @ The Briars Information Centre
Oct 27 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Living Culture is the title of this year’s Moorhead Lecture delivered by indigenous man Lionel Launch. Lionel will take us through a variety of aspects of aboriginal culture including medicinal plants and ending with a didgeridoo performance. Numbers are limited . Book through Dawn on 03 5977 0027. The location is at The Briars Information Centre, a historic property in Mt. Martha.

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12
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2019
Coffee Morning @ Meeting Room, Mornington Fire Brigade
Feb 12 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

The next Mornington & District Historical Society coffee morning is on Tuesday February 12th 2019 at 10.30 am in the meeting room, Mornington Fire Brigade, Cnr Nepean Highway and Separation Street Mornington. The guest speaker is John Hedley, a roof tiler, specialising in slate roofing. John has worked on several Mornington houses including Southdean. Cost is $5.00 per head including refreshments. All welcome- bring a friend.

Feb
11
Tue
2020
BALUK ARTS CENTRE @ BALUK ARTS CENTRE
Feb 11 @ 10:30 am – 11:55 am

Continuing with our further understanding of our First Peoples, we will be given a talk about the current exhibition they are holding and then be shown how to make a feather headpiece.
Afterwards, we could go to the next street for coffee or an early lunch at Commonfolk Coffee Company 16 Progress Street.

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26
Wed
2020
Bus Trip to To NOBELIUS MUSEUM at Emerald Lake @ Bus stop opposite Ross Street Mornington
Feb 26 @ 9:30 am – 5:00 pm

Departure from Mornington bus stop opposite Ross Street. 

The 4.5-hectare heritage site was part of the world-famous Nobelius Nursery started in 1886 by Swedish immigrant Carl Axel Nobelius.
The bus will leave from Main St (opposite Ross St and D.O.C.) at 9.30 am. Morning tea on arrival at the museum.
There are nearby cafes and a hotel for lunch or bring your own picnic to have in the park.
The bus will return to Mornington by 5 pm.
Cost $45. Includes bus, entry to museum and morning tea. Please contact Libby Gillingham 0409 149 089 to book your ticket ASAP.

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2020
Coffee Morning at the Mornington Fire Brigade Rooms @ Mornington Fire Brigade Rooms
Mar 10 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Mornington Fire Brigade Rooms
THE BEACH BOXES OF THE MORNINGTON PENINSULA

Our Vicky will give us a talk on the famous beach boxes on our Beaches.