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Kowie Museum open again

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Kowie Museum open again

FROM LAST WEEK’S TALK OF THE TOWN

READY AND WAITING: Kowie Museum curator, Marilyn Pattenden, left, and museum secretary Heather Howard. flank no doubt one of the fresh banners on the museum’s entrance that presents a top level view of the early history of the train, from the settlers’ arrival to the building of the harbour and establishment of Port Alfred Portray: ROB KNOWLES

With Level 1 lockdown restrictions in train, as soon as again the Kowie Museum opened its doorways to te public on Fridays and Saturdays as from March 12. Opening cases are 9.30am to 12.30pm.

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Strict Covid protocols will seemingly be followed, and location visitors need to be masked and persist with the limit of 10 web page visitors at any one time as a result of scale of the building. The entrance rate is R20 for adults and R10 for youths.

The museum is fully funded by these expenses and donations, thus the closing one year has been a tough one without any earnings since March 2020.

“Covid fully modified the face of the celebrations that have been being deliberate to commemorate the advent of the 1820 Settlers 200 years within the past, the predominant ships arriving in Port Elizabeth in April of that years,” acknowledged museum curator Marilyn Pattenden.

The Kowie Museum determined to label the tournament with the set up of a fresh tag within the produce of two banners. These banners will change into piece of the eternal tag as a result of notion they lift.

The background of the banners is a map of the Lower Albany train, taken from an venerable map. The sections are mainly pictorial with brief objects of connected files on why the Settlers came to this train, how they came, who some of them have been, the necessities they found here, some of their artefacts, the early properties and the open up of Port Alfred as first a port after which a town.

The notion became as soon as first and foremost designed by Pattenden the employ of the sequence of presents within the museum, after which transferred from Author to Corel Intention by Pattenden’s daughter, Heather Pattenden, who is the exhibitions officer on the KwaZulu-Natal Museum in Pietermaritzburg.

“The KZN Museum in Pietermaritzburg very kindly printed the banners which have been paid for by a donor,” explained Pattenden. “Guidelines on how to hold them became as soon as carried out by Patcraft and two Pals of the Museum put in them.”

Pattenden expressed her gratitude to other folks that helped in getting the museum ready for tomorrow’s opening.

“It’s a pleasure to receive web page visitors again, critically because the renovations across the road on the Police Situation are reaching completion and there might possibly be better parking available within the market,” she acknowledged.

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