Visitors warmly welcomed
Please see below the MDHS Event Calendar
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 site. Afterwards, we can go to the Dava for coffee and/or lunch. Meet at the foreshore car park between Gleneagles and Bentons Road