Prom Country History & Foster Museum

The museum is once again OPEN on weekends 11 to 3pm and weekdays during school holidays. Look for the sandwich sign!

A new exhibition "Communications Past and Present" has been installed but can not be viewed at the moment.

Requests and other enquiries may be made using the 'contact us' section on this web site or email enquiries@promcountryhistory.org.au.

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The Foster and District Historical Society Inc. operate a volunteer-run museum situated in the Main Street of Foster, Victoria.

See how the district developed from the discovery of gold in 1870, the growth of the dairy and fishing industries, the establishment of Wilsons Promontory National Park in 1906 – Victoria’s first National Park, to the thriving district of the 21st century.

Let’s Take a Walk-through the streets of Foster

This little monograph is packed with local history and essential reading for anyone exploring Foster. Available at the Museum or on-line. Cost $10 Postage $2.00

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Across Bass Strait by Jane L Lennon

Dr Jane Lennon AM grew up in rural Victoria and has an affinity for the stormy southern shores. In December 2020, Jane was made an Honorary member of the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) for her distinguished service to conservation in Australia and internationally. This book on the inter-colonial trade in meat and…

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To Australia They Came – Everitt Family History by Neil Everitt

A new publication by Neil Everitt recording the life of Luke Everitt, who landed at Sydney Cove in 1830, and his descendents in Ryton in the inhospitable Strzelecki Ranges in Victoria. A well researched book with many illustrations. Cost $30 plus $12.40 post & packaging. PayPal Button below picture

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Current exhibition, Exhibitions

Communications Past and Present

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Donate & Gift

We are a volunteer run, not for profit organisation. Your support it is gratefully received either financially or by objects and media.

Latest news

Across Bass Strait by Jane L Lennon

24 May 2022

Dr Jane Lennon AM grew up in rural Victoria and has an affinity for the stormy southern shores. In December 2020, Jane was made an Honorary member of the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) for her distinguished service to conservation in Australia and internationally. This book on the inter-colonial trade in meat and livestock is well illustrated and the various maps are clearly printed and easy to read. Available at the Foster & District Historical Society or on-line…

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Meetings

Meeting 20th April 11.30 including brief report

3 April 2021

Dear Members, instead of our monthly meeting in Crawford Hall the committee decided we again would do an excursion this time to the Tarwin Lower…

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Membership

Membership is open to everyone interested in the history of Foster and the Prom Country district

Let’s Take a Walk-through the streets of Foster

This little monograph is packed with local history and essential reading for anyone exploring Foster. Available at the Museum or on-line. Cost $10 Postage $2.00

Read More...

Across Bass Strait by Jane L Lennon

Dr Jane Lennon AM grew up in rural Victoria and has an affinity for the stormy southern shores. In December 2020, Jane was made an Honorary member of the International…

Read More...

To Australia They Came – Everitt Family History by Neil Everitt

A new publication by Neil Everitt recording the life of Luke Everitt, who landed at Sydney Cove in 1830, and his descendents in Ryton in the inhospitable Strzelecki Ranges in…

Read More...