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August 19, 2016
De Wets Huis

Presentation by Robin Lee: History of the De Wets Huis Photographic Museum: 1983 to 2016

The Photographic Museum is part of the Old Harbour Museum, which is itself a Provincial Museum, operating within the legislation and regulations of the Provincial Museum Services. It is housed in a small building within the space generally known as “Lemm’s Corner”. Hermanus was more aware of photography in its […]
July 20, 2016
Hermanus History Society

Historical Public Space: Balancing Present uses with Historic Meaning

Some of the more interesting historic sites in Hermanus are now ‘public spaces’. Usually this means that ownership vests in the Municipality, the public have access to the site at most times, maintenance is the Municipality’s responsibility. Yet, at the same time, many members of societies such as ours would […]
July 14, 2016
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The New Harbour in Hermanus: Part 2

From the time the New Harbour opened in 1951 to about 1970, it was the base for a perlemoen boom. Divers flocked to Hermanus, with primitive apparatus they harvested large numbers of perlemoen and sold these to one of the six canning factories that opened in response to a huge […]
July 12, 2016
Hermanus History Society

Excursion To Historic Stanford 4 July 2016

It was a sunny day when Bea Whittaker introduced 25 members of the Hermanus History Society to the village of Stanford named after Sir Robert Stanford. She gave us an illustrated talk before we were taken on foot to explore the village established on a portion of a farm in […]