Prom Country History & Foster Museum

The museum is currently OPEN Saturdays and Sundays only due to Covid-19 restrictions. QR Code or sign in required.

A new exhibition "Communications Past and Present" is being in installed, opening date to be advised

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.

“Communications Past and Present” and Newsletter Update

Sunday 5th December at 1pm the ‘Communications Past and Present’ Exhibition was formally opened by Reg Williams, in front of a surprisingly good crowd, followed by the thee usual afternoon tea, accompanied by a goodly variety of eats. A presentation was made to Reg for his contribution to the Museum over many years. Newsletter Series…

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FDHS Calendar 2022

The 2022 calendar is complementary to the Communications Exhibition which is scheduled to open in December 2021. The calendar once again features black and white photographs from our extensive collection and each photograph has some element of communication even if only a telegraph pole! Our recently retired Maintenance Manager, Reg Williams, is proudly seen driving…

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Fish Creek A Pictorial History 1884-2020

We have new stock of this publication. Compiled and published by Gavin Westaway

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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

VALE – Noela Cripps

28 April 2021

NOELA CRIPPS   We are all saddened by her passing on Monday 26th April 2021. Noela has been a highly active and serving member of the Society for over 25 years. She served on the Committee for many of those years and as Treasurer since 2014. Noela’s passing means that the Society has lost a source of considerable knowledge of the people and history of Agnes, Toora, and Port Franklin.        

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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

A Place to Swim by Neil Everitt

A Place to Swim - Neil Everett

This delightful well illustrated book is now available at the museum during advertised opening hours or online using the PayPal button below. Contact us if you need help with purchasing…

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South of the Strzelecki Ranges by Cheryl Glowrey

South of the Strzelecki Ranges - Cheryl Glowrey

This book looks at the interplay between people, land and sea. South of the Strzelecki Ranges is the story of the South Gippsland coast and the people whose lives were…

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Wednesdays Closest to the Full Moon, Barry Collett (soft cover)

Wednesdays Closest to the Full Moon

A History of South Gippsland.

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