Prom Country History & Foster Museum

The museum is currently closed until further notice due to Coronavirus restrictions.

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.

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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Pavements to Streetscape Foster 1870 – 2020

On January 18th 2020 at 11am this ‘catalogue’ of various highlights was launched at the Foster & District Historical Society Inc. Nola Taylor has compiled the text and Rosemary Francis has written an overall introduction and short prefaces to each chapter. The book has been produced to honour Foster’s sesquincentenary. email enquiries@promcountryhistory.org.au to order direct…

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Anastasia by Elizabeth Rushen & Kathlyn Gibson

This is the story of one remarkable Irish immigrant to nineteenth-century Australia and her never-failing support of Irish causes. Her legacy resonates today in both Callan and Foster (formerly Stockyard Creek). Widowed after a brief marriage to William Thornley, Anastasia was a successful businesswoman who owned several gold mines and blocks of land in South…

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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

FDHS Calendar 2021

30 September 2020

The 2021 Calendar has just been published and as usual features black and white photographs from the the Society archives. Due to current Covid-19 restrictions copies are not available at the Museum but can be pruchased from a number of outlets as in the past. Copies are also available using the featured PayPal button but please ensure you provide a correct postal address. Cost $20 Post $3.50

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Meetings

Fiona Leahy, Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine

27 January 2020

Fiona Leahy is Manager of Legal, Governance & Policy at the Institute and her talk is titled “Our Role in identifying Missing Persons and the…

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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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