The Anderson Museum is a community-run local history museum in Dordrecht, a town in South Africa's Eastern Cape. Among the exhibits are clothing and household items from days gone by, Anglo-Boer War memorabilia, and antique agricultural equipment and machinery such as an ox-wagon and a tractor that ran on metal wheels. Visitors will also want to view the gallery of Bushman rock art and a small but fascinating display of local dinosaur and plant fossils. Click here for more information.
The Border Historical Society of East London is arranging a visit to this fascinating local museum on 24/25 March 2018 with the following programme:
24 March (Saturday)
- Arrive for tea at the Anderson Museum 10:00
- Ben Maclennan, the knowledgeable and enthusiastic chairman, will conduct a tour of the museum. If time allows we will move to the church two blocks away where there is a memorial to slain Boers where Ben will share about the memorial and the rebels.
- Then we drive out to Moordenaarspoort to have a picnic lunch that members bring with them.
- This will be followed by a visit to the Smuts ambush site, where Ben hopes to arrange a talk by farm owner, Daantjie Schoeman, about the ambush.
- Back to Dordrecht, where those wishing to go back to EL can do so while the remainder will find local accommodation
25 March (Sunday)
- Visit the dinosaur site.
- Visit a rock art (Bushman painting) site to the north of Dordrecht. There are several to choose from, the better sites requiring a longer hike to reach them.
- Return to EL 15:00
RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org by 27 February 2018 (so arrangements can be made).