POSTCARDS: Stories from the Mornington Peninsula

Local History Touring Exhibition


The Mornington Peninsula Local History Network in conjunction with the Mornington Peninsula Shire is launching a touring exhibition at the Sorrento Museum on Sunday 8th June at 1.30pm. All are warmly welcome to the public launch of this new exhibition which explores a time in history when holidaying was a grand past time and special memories were shared and enjoyed in the iconic mode of communication – the picture postcard.

The eight historical societies on the Peninsula have worked together over the last 3 years to develop a touring exhibition which highlights a special part of their communities’ history. Come and look back at the early history of Sorrento, Rye, Balnarring, Mornington, Hastings, Somerville, Dromana and Flinders and discover what it was like to live, work and relax on the Peninsula. This was a special time in the early development of the Peninsula – a time which now only exists in images, objects and a few distant memories.

This exhibition was made possible through the generous support of grants from Museums Australia Arts Victoria, Public Records Office, Victoria and the Mornington Peninsula Shire. An audio visual presentation and online student education kit and teachers resource has been developed to go with the exhibition providing added information and value to our schools and students.

The exhibition will be touring to a number of venues over the next 12 months including:

The Sorrento Museum – 8 June to 17 August 2014      

Frankston Library – 8 September to 5 October 2014

Mornington Library – 11 October to 16 November 2014

Coolart Wetlands – 22 Nov 2014 to 25 January 2015

Royal Historical Society of Victoria – 2 February to 9 March 2015