The Great Brak River Museum celebrated its 40th birthday on Thursday, 21 June. Although the museum opened some years earlier, this is the anniversary of the day it was officially gazetted in 1978. The museum houses artefacts, photographs and important information about the indigenous Khoisan and Khoe people, and the village of the Great Brak River, dating back to 1839.
The museum operates from a former schoolhouse that was built in 1902, and was initiated in 1975 by Russel Searle, one of the directors of Searle’s Shoe Factory, which was one of the largest industries in the village.
In celebration of its 40th anniversary, residents and staff at the museum held a get together and enjoyed tea and cake on Thursday.
A commemorative dinner was held in the evening to which guests were invited.
Visit the museum at 2 Amy Searle Street, Great Brak River from Monday to Friday, 09:00 to 16:00. Call 044 620 3338.