Prom Country History & Foster Museum

The museum is currently OPEN Saturday and Sunday with limited hours Wednesdays, due to Covid-19 restrictions.

The museum will CLOSE after the Queen’s Birthday Weekend 14th June 2021 until further notice due to continuing Covid-19 restrictions. During  closure the current exhibition will be taken down and a new one, On Communications, installed.

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.

Fish Creek A Pictorial History 1884-2020

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

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In The Shadow of the Prom Mike McCarthy

This beautifully presented book is the result of nearly 40 years of research and the Foster & District Historical Society is proud to launch the publication on Nov 29th at !pm, Due to on-going Covid-19 restrictions the launch will take place on the front lawn at the Museum. Books will be available for purchase at…

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A Place to Swim by Neil Everitt

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 or have any questions. Cost $15.00 plus postage $5.00

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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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