As you may (or may not) know, the Van Riebeeck Society for Southern African Historical Publications (soon to be re-named Historical Publications South Africa) will be 100 years old this year.
Their annual publication for 2018 is letters written by Pres. Steyn.
When still at the Port Elizabeth Museum, I invited them to launch their annual publication at the museum.
We had two very successful launches - one was on the travels of Ensign Beutler, the other on the letters of Olive Schreiner.
So, earlier this year, soon after taking up duty at the Montagu Museum, I approached them with a similar request.
I am therefore very happy to announce that the VRS will launch the book on the Steyn letters at the Montagu Museum on 13 November 2018, at 19h00.
One of the authors, Prof. van Heyningen, will give a talk on the publication. Co-author Prof vd Merwe may also join us.
Copies of the book will be available on the evening - also for members to sign up for membership of the VRS.
The annual fee includes the Publication of the Year.
If this evening is well attended, it may become an annual event on our museum calendar.
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