Mornington and District Historical Society Inc

Old Post Office Museum, corner of Esplanade and Main Street, Mornington 3931
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Diane White (President)

Collection of memorabilia and research documents. Folk museum with collection of old newspapers, post office and telegraph memorabilia.

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2 NORMAN AVENUE FRANKSTON SOUTH VIC 3199 Australia 8.63 km
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HEATHER ARNOLD
PO Box 363 Somerville VIC 3912 Australia 11.92 km
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Brenda Thornell
Ballam Park Homestead, Cranbourne Road, Frankston 13.1 km

Frankston Historical Society Inc is a non profit organisation, formed in 1961. Established to preserve the history of the local area, our base is Ballam Park Homestead, Cranbourne Rd, Frankston. Open each Sunday 1-4, except the 5th Sunday when 5 in a month, or by appointment. Phone 9789 5529

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Glenda Viner- President
Old Shire Office, 359A Pt Nepean Road, Dromana 13.97 km

Extensive photographic display, computer use, 5000 items datalogued, memorabilia display, outings, local displays.

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Janet Egglestone (Secretary)
PO Box 2047 Seaford Vic 3198 Australia 15.18 km
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MR ANDREW CARLILE
Corner of Marine Parade and Skinner Street, Hastings 16.64 km

Is a vibrant, enthusiastic group of volunteers who are dedicated to promoting, preserving and enhancing the cultural and environmental heritage of Hastings and surrounding areas of Western Port. The Society manages the Hastings Museum made up of the general Museum, Dad’s Shed, the Fishing Museum, the Pioneer’s Cottage with the surrounding cottage garden and the Remembrance Garden of Peace. The Museum displays in a place of honour the 40 pounder rifled breech loading Armstrong Gun used by the local defence force in Colonial days – the ‘Ham & Beef’ Battery. Gold coin admission to Museum – free to members. General meetings take place every two-months. Quarterly Morning Coffees and weekly “Wednesday Workers” at Museum every Wednesday morning. The Museum is open every Sunday 2-4, and Wednesdays 10-12 noon. The Museum can also be opened by prior arrangement.

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Dianne Maloney- President
773 Point Nepean Road, Rosebud 3939 18.11 km

Rosebud and District Historical Society collects the history of people and buildings in the Rosebud area.

3035 Frankston-Flinders Road, Balnarring 3926 18.4 km

Collect, and preserve collection of oral history and photographs, with some artifacts.

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Anna Buchhorn, Secretary
6 The Strand ,Chelsea,3196 19.99 km

Collection of photos, memorabilia, etc – preserving the history of the former City of Chelsea.

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Mrs Leonie Taylor (Secretary)
Byrnes Road, Shoreham 3916 22.41 km

The Society aims to preserve and record the official history of the district enriched with the stories of the local pioneers and families’ stories.

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Neville Wale - President
Rye Primary School, corner of Lyons & Collingwood Streets, Rye 3941 25.29 km

Rye Historical Society aims to preserve the history of the area bounded by Canterbury-Jetty Rd and Truemans Rd. The Room is open every Sunday 1pm -3 pm.

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Pauline Powell - sectertary
The Casey Complex 1/65 Berwick and Cranbourne Road, Cranbourne 3977 25.4 km

Family History Group in Narre Warren with many family history resources. The group is also interested in local history and has local records and family histories. Visitors always welcome.

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Eileen Durdin - Secretary
PO BOX 7172 Beaumaris VIC 3193 Australia 25.79 km
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Beaumaris Modern
Laura and Charles Ferguson Museum, Old Bakery Lane, Mentone 3194 26.71 km
0438 003 2340438 003 234

Small museum with considerable amount of photographs, documents, and papers on local history.

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Richard Fowler, Treasurer

A small group of residents committed to researching the history of Dingley Village. Aims to collect documents, photographs etc. We have currently received funding to amploy an author to write the history of Dingley.

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Marion Harriden, President
Leggett's Way, Sorrento 28.11 km

History and environment of first British settlement in Victoria 1803.

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Richard Cotter- President
Charman Road Cheltenham 28.13 km

Raising awareness by promoting the conservation and appreciation of the Cheltenham & Regional Cemeteries as places of local, State and National significance.

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Rosemary Reddick - President
Foreshore Road, Tooradin 3980 29.55 km

Collects and preserves the heritage of the old Shire of Cranbourne, and manages the Fisherman’s Cottage Museum complex at Tooradin, on behalf of the City of Casey.

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Polly Freeman - Secretary
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Mechanics Institute Building, 827 Melbourne Road, Sorrento Vic 3943 29.61 km

The Nepean Historical Society Inc. was formed in 1965 and established its Museum in the Mechanics’ Institute, Sorrento. The building (classified by the National Trust) was built of local limestone in 1876/77. A multi-purpose Heritage Gallery, including multimedia and lecture facilities, was added in 1994.
Museum and various guided tours are available.

The Society is incorporated as a non-profit organisation and is operated entirely by volunteers, many with professional expertise. There are no paid staff. Members are encouraged to take an interest in the various activities and tasks required in an active organisation. Membership is currently around 300.

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Val Stieglbauer, Secretary
Level 1, 210 Lonsdale St, Melbourne Vic 3000 30.19 km
03 8668 810003 8668 8100
03 8668 8111
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