About Nepean Historical Society

The Nepean Historical Society promotes in the general community, a knowledge of, and enthusiasm for, the historical, cultural and environmental heritage of the Nepean Ward of the Mornington Peninsula Shire and the western end of the Nepean Peninsula.

National Trust – Australian Heritage Festival

18th April – 20th May 2018

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William Schlipalius Selling Icecream on the Beach – from NHS Collection

As part of the National Trust Australian Heritage Festival in April, whose overall theme is ‘My Culture, My Story’, we are planning an exhibition of photographs and memorabilia to showcase and celebrate the diversity of cultures that have shaped our shared heritage on the Southern Mornington Peninsula.

At first count, we identified 14 different nationalities among past residents.
Do you have a relevant story to share about your family background?
We welcome contributions to this exhibition.

Please contact Bergliot Dallas, Joy Kitch or Janet South via the ‘Contact Us’ page HERE.

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