Paarl Museum celebrates 75 years
On Friday, 14 August 2015, the Paarl Museum celebrated its 75th year in style with a masquerade ball.
The event was well attended and was organised by the museum as an opportunity for all those who support the museum to celebrate the occasion. The current building was proclaimed as a museum in 1940, and endeavours to reflect the inclusive as well as diverse history of Paarl through its exhibitions, programs and activities.
Museum Manager Michael Jonas said that the event was a huge success. “We brought together different cultures to celebrate our museum and the cultural expression which it brings to the town. It was a true night of celebration, with local food and music adding to the success.” he said.
Head of Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport, Brent Walters, attended the evening and applauded the museum for their efforts. “Congratulations on creating a museum that reflects the diversity of origins and history of the people of Paarl. May you grow from strength to strength and may you continue to build a rich tapestry for all future generations to enjoy in awe and wonder. ” he said.
The museum is going through a process of regeneration, including upgrading its gardens, and the staff are eagerly looking ahead to the new exhibitions opening in the next few months.