Monthly Meeting, November 6th 2015

8:00 pm at The Museum



Speakers: David Pickering, Museums Australia and

David Thomas, Local Explorer

Topic: ‘Our local Diprotodon discovered at The Back Beach’.

NOTE: We will be having dinner prior to the meeting at 6.15 PM at Via Sorrento, 77 Ocean Beach Road, Sorrento (corner of Kerferd Avenue). Call them on 5984 3633 and ask to join the NHS table.

NHS 50th Anniversary

Saturday, September 5th 2015, at The Museum

50th pic

Nepean Historical Society – The Sorrento Museum celebrated 50 years of commitment to local heritage.

The year of 1965 was a year of significant events in Australia including the first drawing of marbles for military conscription, the Tasmanian Government announcing the Gordon River Scheme, Prime Minister Robert Menzies declaring Australian forces would be sent to South Vietnam –

AND the meeting of 16 local people to form the Nepean Historical Society.

On Saturday September 5th 2015, over 100 people gathered at The Sorrento Museum to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of this well respected Society of volunteers who still work energetically to preserve local heritage in all its forms – buildings, precincts, stories, artefacts and photographs.

NHS 50th Enjoying the displays

Crowds Enjoying The Displays

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Rye & Nepean Historical Societies Mid-Year Lunch

Friday July 3rd at 11:30

Nepean and Rye Historical Societies’ members and friends are invited to a luncheon at the
Rye Hotel, 2415 Pt Nepean Rd., Rye on July 3rd 2015 at 11.30 for 12.
The charge is $47 per person which includes a 2 course lunch in the Blue Water Room plus a pre dinner drink with ‘nibbles ’ in the Cafe Bar.

Simon Molesworth
Speaker : Professor Simon Molesworth AO QC, Executive Chairman, International National Trusts Organisation
On: ‘The National Trust movement – an international phenomenon: insights of a shared global vision for the conservation of our heritage’

To book, complete the Booking Form HERE


1915 – 2015 WE REMEMBER

100 years

Visit the NHS tribute to local Sorrento and Portsea WW 1 servicemen and women at the museum. See the new large panel funded by an ANZAC Centenary Grant and the special ‘dead man’s penny’ and its sad tale of a father and son who both served.

OPEN ANZAC DAY and Saturdays and Sundays 1.30 til 4.30pm

Monthly Meeting Apr 10th 2015

Note later date due to Easter

8:00 pm at the Sorrento Museum

coastal guide

Speaker: Graham Patterson – Author of ‘Coastal Guide to Nature & History Port Phillip’ and ‘Guide to Western Port Bay, Phillip Island and French Island.’

‘Coastal Guide to Nature & History Port Phillip’ is available for purchase from The Bookshop

Topic: ‘Forty years walking the Victorian shoreline.