Welcome to The Hermanus History Society


May 2, 2024

Tapestry on display in Lecture Room Harbour Whale Museum

Art and History Project 2018 Story of Zwelihle Tapestry During March 2018, Zwelihle in Hermanus was the site of unrest and violence, with residents unhappy about issues that include a lack of jobs and limited access to opportunities. Tourism is a key driver of financial opportunity, and capitalising on its […]
April 29, 2024

Diving for abalone and diamonds and diver training – an oral history culminating in the Hermanus New harbour.

Colourful local character Gottlieb (Boet) Scheun shares his love of adventure and lifelong passion for diving that led to a successful business in Hermanus. His unique story includes sport and commercial diving, fishing for crayfish and perlemoen and touches on diamond diving and oil rigs. Oral history provides a fuller, […]
April 18, 2024

REVISED HISTORY BOOK LIST now in website. Contact Angela Heslop if books needed

Click on link below REVISED HISTORY BOOK LIST Angela Heslop aheslop@hermanus.co.za 072-609-8655
February 14, 2024

Snippets of History at Stonefields

Please visit members meeting (archive) 26 June 2023 to recall your visit and photos thereof Stonefields, Route 43 is the site of an artisanal wine production situated inside a heritage building. This winery building was built out of mud and stone in 1913 by the Sheriff Building Contractors. It was […]
January 30, 2024

History Talk Summary (5/2/2024)

A Journey Through History: The Hemel-En-Aarde Valley- Angela Heslop The Hemel-en-Aarde Vallei or, in English, “The Valley of Heaven-and-Earth” Valley” is believed to take its name from the writings of one Brother Schmidt, a Moravian missionary in the 19th century. The presentation takes you on a journey through the Valley, […]
January 29, 2024

U3A New Year Message 2024

New Year Message from your Committee Greetings U3A Members, and welcome to 2024. We have an exciting year ahead of interesting, informative and stimulating presentations coming up in 2024. Gert Claassen and his Programme Committee have been hard at work on the programme, and it is taking shape well. We […]
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