12th Annual Symposium Heritage South Africa
Richmond Northern Cape Province
Thursday 16, Friday 17 & Saturday 18 October 2014
Thursday 16 October – Saddle Horse Museum Hall & MAP Gallery
11:30 Annual General Meeting of Heritage South Africa Council at Saddle Horse Museum, includes lunch sponsored by Richmond Saddle Horse Museum
10:00 The Versatility of Venison – a cooking class & lunch with Annatjie Reynolds, co-author of Karoo Venison, chauffer to Karoo farm kitchen included. R350 for 10 people only
17:30 Evening Under the Stars – a lamb potjie at the Karoo’s largest art gallery, MAP R100
Architecture of Richmond, explained by Prof Wally Peters
Layers of the Karoo – Tim Sale & debut screening of Karoo’s 1st documentary film
Friday 17 October – Saddle Horse Museum Hall & Richmond Country Club
Morning R30 (including tea) for the benefit of the Saddle Horse Museum.
08:30 Registration at Saddle Horse Museum Hall
09:00 A Word of Welcome from Heritage SA, Richmond Heritage Society & Saddle Horse Museum
Museum committee shares the history of one of only two saddle horse museums in the world
09:45 Richmond Heritage Area plans unveiled
Tshwane University’s integrated development plan for the town’s future
Obtain an overview of the plans from the koppie at the Museum’s back door
11:00 Josephine Dale Lace by Dr Neil Viljoen, curator of Northwards
Northwards is the Herbert Baker-designed Parktown home overlooking the Magaliesberg, commissioned by Randlord John Dale Lace and his wife Josephine.
The beautiful and scandalous Josephine (aka Josie, The Bird of Paradise, SA’s most famous ghost), who was born in Richmond on 10 April 1869 is reintroduced for the first time in 135 years. The Northwards Trust portrait of Josephine will be unveiled.
11:45 A discussion on new findings by Dr Judy McGuire, Karoo anthropologist
Judy, a long-standing friend and supporter of Heritage South Africa, is a key role-player in Prince Albert’s conservation success.
12:30 Lunch braai R60
Afternoon R30 (including tea) for the benefit of Richmond Heritage Society.
14:00 Historic Homes of the Sneeuberg by Peter Whitlock, Karoo architect
Peter is a second generation Karoo architect and Graaff-Reinet Heritage Society member
14:30 How to Save Your Town’s Heritage by Len Raymond and Expert Panel
- Len is a longstanding past chairman of Heritage South Africa, and recipient of the Simon van der Stel Gold Medal and Western Cape Provincial Award for heritage conservation.
- Len and an expert panel explain the laws we all need to know
Open time for questions and one-on-one with presenters & experts. Learn how to mix mortar & old time mixes and get expert tips.
18:30 Heritage SA 2014 Annual Gala Evening & Awards Ceremony at the Richmond Country Club. R200 for the benefit of Heritage SA. Reservations essential.
Classic Karoo cuisine – Springbok fillet
Awards – Local & National
Wines from Heritage SA’s wine farming friends, Juno Wines in Paarl
Dress smart casual
Saturday 18 October – Saddle Horse Museum Hall & Market Square
Morning R30 (including tea)
09:00 Karoo Evolution by Prof Bruce Rubidge, palaeontologist, Bernard Price Institute for Palaeontological Research, University of the Witwatersrand
Our chance to learn about origins from a son of the Karoo, raised at Wellwood, Graaff-Reinet, and co-author of The Story of Earth & Life
09:45 Archeology of the Karoo – A Spectacular History: Stone Age, Rock Art and Memory
by Dr David Morris, premier Norhtern Cape archaeologist, McGregor Museum
11:00 The Karoo Wool Story, from Farm to Armani, by the Luscombes
Witness the Museum Hall’s first-ever live sheep shearing demonstration.
11:45 Cape Dutch to Cape English – the Influence of the Picturesque Movement on Cape Domestic Architecture by author Graham Viney
Certain editions of Graham’s books Historic Homes of South Africa & Colonial Homes of South Africa, are very valuable. You are welcome to bring your copies for signing.
FREE! Saturday afternoon 18 October – Market Square in front of Town Hall
Field trips with experts departing from Market Square
Discover historic Richmond buildings with Graham Viney, Peter Whitlock & Prof Wally Peters. See Len Raymond’s favourite house in town
Josephine Dale Lace Tour with Neil Viljoen (500 metres in total, departs from MAP)
See Josie’s childhood home, siblings’ graves & her father’s office building
17:00 Hors d’oeuvres & Muratie Wine Tasting at MAP Gallery
R150 includes a donation to Richmond Heritage & enough food to satisfy your dinner appetite.