Prom Country History & Foster Museum

The museum is once again CLOSED due to Covid-19 (Omicron) restrictions. 

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.

STOP PRESS: FDHS CALENDAR 2022 SOLD OUT

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.

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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“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 -SOLD OUT

The 2022 calendar has SOLD OUT – wait for 2023!

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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

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…

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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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