Denis Hurley Centre exhibition opening
The exhibition will be officially opened to the public on 11 February 2017, as part of annual commemorations of the archbishop’s death which occurred on 13 February 2004.
The collections, exhibitions and programmes at the Durban Local History Museums provide a captivating window into eThekwini’s diverse history and rich cultural heritage.Come & Explore!
This exhibition which opened on 12 July 2016 at the KwaMuhle Museum tells two stories. The first story celebrates the establishment of a great school, DHS 150 years ago. The other story recalls the tragic loss of so many lives in the Somme Offensive 100 years ago.
Local History Museums has been fortunate to have a special donation of a musical instrument used by one of the mothers of our nation, Mama Nokutela MaMdima Dube, first wife of the first President-General of the African National Congress, Dr. John Langalibalele Dube.
There were more than three million men who passed through Durban on their way to the battlefront and there are few among them, who will ever forget the sight of a motherly figure in white, standing alone on the quayside, her arms outstretched towards them, singing familiar songs like “Land of Hope and Glory” and “It’s a long way to Tippereray.”