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 "Immigration 1850 to 2022 has been installed and can be viewed during 2023 opening hours..

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

 

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.

Wilsons Promontory A History – Mary Ellis

The Museum is proud to offer this meticulously researched history by local Field Naturalist and historian Mary Ellis. The book is available at the museum during published opening hours or by purchase on-line using the PayPal button below. Cost $35 plus post and packaging $12.40

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FDHS Calendar 2023

Once again the museum is proud to announce that our 2023 Calendar is available at the Museum and other venues in Foster. It has been beautifully presented by our printers in the usual black & white format, using archival photographs from our collection. Purchase online using PayPal – $20.00 plus $5.00 post and packaging (unchanged…

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Buffalo Primary School

“Schooling in Buffalo is now 100 years old. The centenary committee have attempted with the contents of this book to compile a short history of our primary school, incorporating Middle Tarwin Primary School and the Buffalo Community Centre.” The book is clearly very well researched and replete with illustrations. Cost $15 from the museum Plus…

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Current exhibition, Exhibitions

Immigration Exhibition 1850-2022

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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

Monthly Meeting Feb 7th 2023,1.30pm Crawford Hall

16 January 2023

Neil Everitt will talk about his book, To Australia they came, supplemented with a slide show. This, of course, is very topical bearing in mind our current exhibition. The talk will be followed by afternoon tea. Members are asked to bring a plate. The general public are more than welcome to attend.

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Meetings

Monthly Meeting Feb 7th 2023,1.30pm Crawford Hall

16 January 2023

Neil Everitt will talk about his book, To Australia they came, supplemented with a slide show. This, of course, is very topical bearing in mind…

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Membership

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

Wilsons Promontory A History – Mary Ellis

The Museum is proud to offer this meticulously researched history by local Field Naturalist and historian Mary Ellis. The book is available at the museum during published opening hours or…

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FDHS Calendar 2023

Once again the museum is proud to announce that our 2023 Calendar is available at the Museum and other venues in Foster. It has been beautifully presented by our printers…

Read More...

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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