HISTORY WEEK AT THE SORRENTO MUSEUM

Sunday 22nd OctoberWatts Cottage

CELEBRATE HISTORY WEEK AT THE SORRENTO MUSEUM
See how the Watts family lived in the 1870s.

Watts Cottage Mr and Mrs Watts

Mr and Mrs Watts from NHS Collection

A programme designed to showcase the rich oral history associated with our 1870s Pioneer Cottage and the Watts Family. Bring the kids along to participate in games and fun activities centred on the Cottage and Museum. Hear stories of bygone times in Sorrento recounted by presenters in period costume.

Watts Cottage living room

Watts Cottage – Living Room

SORRENTO MUSEUM
827 Melbourne Road Sorrento
Sunday 22nd October
Guided Tours of Watts Cottage will be run at 10am and 12 noon.
Adults: $5 Concession: $4 Children free

Annual General Meeting Oct 6th 2017

. . . and celebrating 50 years of The Sorrento Museum

8:00 pm at The Sorrento Museum

The Museum

. . . . come and celebrate with cake and champagne . . . 50 years since the opening of the Museum in 1967 and the contributions made by Don Ewart.

joy and clive cut cake

Joy & Clive cut a cake to celebrate 50 years of ‘The Sorrento Museum’

suzanne and mark ewart

Suzanne and Mark Ewart join the 50th celebration after Joy’s tribute to Don

Monthly Meeting Sept 1st 2017

8:00 pm at The Museum

backius suitcase

Topic: “Unearthed – a Treasure Trove of History in a Suitcase.”
The generous donation to NHS by June Robertson (nee Croad) of a suitcase packed with carefully labeled photos and documents has led to the revelation of an intriguing Sorrento story. Long time volunteers in the Archives at NHS, Bergliot Dallas and Maggie Broadhead, put this story together. On Friday 1st September they recounted it to over 40 most appreciative people at the museum.

Sandarne, his house in Ocean Beach Road, was built to the design of Albert Backius in around 1915 and was named after his home town in Sweden. Albert built boats in the shed behind this house. How he came to live in Sorrento after many adventures around the world was fascinating. And his connection to the Croad family added to the local flavour.

albert backius

Albert Backius from ‘The Suitcase’

This excellent presentation showcased one example of the invaluable work conducted at NHS.  Many more stories to be revealed ….

Note: There is more on this story coming in the September edition of ‘The Nepean’

Monthly Meeting July 7th 2017

NOTE SPECIAL TIME: 2:00 pm at The Museum

Sunday morning at portsea

ex SLV HERE

Speaker: Murray Adams, Mornington Peninsula Shire’s Digitisation Officer,

Topic: “The fascinating story of Mr. ROSE” the man behind the Rose Postcards. These thousands of images provide us with valuable records of times and places past. Hear about how Mr. Rose lived for his work and travelled widely to obtain these wonderful views.

Monthly Meeting May 5th 2017

8:00 pm at The Museum

ephemera

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Speaker: Mandy Bede, President of the Ephemera Society of Australia

Topic: Mandy will speak about and show items of ephemera – things of every day life that are not meant to be retained or preserved.

Items of ephemera include such things as tickets, programmes, printed tins and packaging, posters, newspapers and much more.