Calendar Of Events

Lectures and other Functions for 2015

Our Lectures/Talks begin at 17h30 for 18h00. Unless otherwise indicated entrance is R20.00 per person and includes a glass of wine or fruit juice.

ALTHOUGH WE ENDEAVOUR TO ADHERE TO THE  PUBLICISED PROGRAMME CIRCUMSTANCES DO OCCASIONALLY REQUIRE CHANGES

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We look forward to welcoming you and your friends  !



Should you have any enquiries please feel free to contact


Yvonne 021 7864404 or Audrey 021 7861805

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Jan 28 GEOFF BRUNDRIT: Illustrated lecture on “The Boxing Day Tsunami   10 Years on – What Have We Learnt”
March 25 HANS VAN HEUKELUM: “Visit to Bhutan”  The country which lies ecluded in the Eastern Himalayas between India and Tibet, exudes a charm that all travellers long for.
April 29 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF THE SIMON'S TOWN HISTORICAL SOCIETY:
Guest Speaker AUDREY READ:  “The Vasa”  - a 64 gun Swedish ship built in 1626/28 which sank in Stockholm harbour in 1628 and was salvaged in 1957-61.  It took 1000 oak trees to construct her. No admission charge.
May 27 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF THE FRIENDS OF THE SIMON'S TOWN MUSEUM:  Guest Speaker DAVID ERICKSON – “Roman Rock Lighthouse”  South Africa’s only offshore lighthouse was designed by two enigmatic engineers: Alexander Gordon and James de Ville. This presentastion explores the their personalities, the design characteristics and the near disaster of the original construction and follows through the modifications made up to the present day. No admission charge.
July 29
Feb 25  'DUMPS' WILLIS MEMORIAL LECTURE: CATHY SALTER-JANSEN:   “So What Do You Do in a Museum?” A retrospective look at the work of the Simon’s Town Museum over 38 years!
June 24 JOE TYRRELL: “A Treatise of the Scurvy” A brief history of scurvy, how it influenced history, especially the history of exploration, and why it took so long for the cure to be discovered.
Aug 26

Sept 30

Oct 28

Nov 25

The program for the rest of the year will be published in due course

GUIDED WALK ALONG SIMON’S TOWN’S HISTORICAL MILE


The Society has re-introduced a guided walk along the Historical Mile.

The walk takes place one Saturday morning a month and is conducted by Mrs Read who has  more than 30 years experience and an in depth knowledge of the history of the town. Kindly note that participation is by advance booking only.

For full details please contact Audrey at aread@telkomsa.net or tel. 021 7861805 for details of time and cost.

SImon's Town Coat of Arms

SIMON’S TOWN HISTORICAL SOCIETY

FOUNDED IN 1960

TO PRESERVE AND PROTECT OUR HERITAGE


REGISTERED AS A CONSERVATION BODY

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