Welcome to The Hermanus History Society
There will be a Members Meeting on Monday 5 March in the Catholic Church Hall, Eastcliff at 16.00. Refreshments will be served from 15.30.
THE SELECTED LETTERS OF MARTHINUS THEUNIS STEYN (1904-1910). A TALE OF COURAGE AND OBSTINACY.
SPEAKER: DR. ELIZABETH VAN HEYNINGEN
Tesselaarsdal the village and Peter Clarke, the South African Artist
Site visit MONDAY 15 May 2017, 9am -1pm. (Reported in Members Meetings in this website)
Angela Heslop visited the Peter Clarke Art Centre in Newlands Cape Town and learnt of an educational visual arts project to schools in Ocean View, the previous home of Peter Clarke. This report below may be of interest to readers and those who were on the site visit.
Heart and Home report…….
The interest in history started in 2007 when SJ du Toit introduced Angela Heslop to local history
Later we formed a group when tasked to do a time line of the history of Hermanus by the Heritage and Aesthetics committee.
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The interest in history started in 2007 when the late SJ duToit a well-known writer of the people and places related to Hermanus and Stanford, introduced Angela Heslop to local history. Five key people formed a group to undertake the task to create a time line of the history of Hermanus, requested by the Heritage and Aesthetics committee.
The Hermanus History Society (HHS) is working towards becoming the premier source of information concerning the history of the greater Hermanus area (from Voelklip to Fisherhaven), the Hemel-en-Aarde valley and selected inland rural areas. This information will be made freely available to all interested parties.