Excitement is building on the Peninsula because local Mornington Peninsula Historical Societies will share the history of our region with a touring Historical Exhibition.
There has been a lot of time and effort put into the exhibition with a number of members researching detailed information. Experts on different subject matter include Shirley Davies from Hastings Western Port Historical Society who knows about the early fishing industry in the area, Pauline Powell from Rye Historical Society shares life and holidaying in Rye in the early days, Joy Kitch from the Nepean Historical Society tells of tourism in Sorrento using the paddle steamers and tram as a major draw card to the area and Diane White from the Mornington Historical Society shares train journeys to and from Mornington in the early days.
Over the past three years the Peninsula’s eight Historical Societies have gather special objects and stories from Rye, Balnarring, Sorrento, Mornington, Hastings, Somerville, Dromana and Flinders and these will be showcased in a unique exhibition. The early history of some of the Peninsula’s most popular holiday spots and early industries will also be remembered and shared.
POSTCARDS: STORIES FROM THE MORNINGTON PENINSULA touring exhibition opens Sunday, 8 June 2014 – Sunday, 17 August 2014 at the Sorrento Museum in the Nepean Historical Society, 827 Melbourne Road, Sorrento.
The exhibition will tour a number of venues over a 9 month period which include:
FRANKSTON LIBRARY – 8 September to 5 October 2014
MORNINGTON LIBRARY – 11 October to 16 November 2014
COOLART WETLANDS, SOMERS – 22 November to 25 January 2015
ROYAL HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF VICTORIA, MELBOURNE – 2 February to 9 March 2015
An audio visual presentation and online education kit have also been developed to complement the exhibition.
FOR MORE DETAILS VISIT WWW.MORNPEN.VIC.GOV.AU/POSTCARDS.
Compiled by Debra Mar
Pictured: Boat building on the Hastings foreshore c1900