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Reconciliation Month Temporary Exhibition
The Museum will be having a Reconciliation Month Temporary Exhibition. Theme: “Indigenous languages: Jan F.E. Celliers, an Afrikaans poet and Sol T. Plaatje, a Setswana linguist associated with the Anglo-Boer (South African) War”.
16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children.
16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children. 25 November 2019.
16 November 2019 Dialogue event with SAWLA (South African Women Lawyers Association)
On 16 November SAWLA (South African Women Lawyers Association) will be having a dialogue Women Know Your Rights ! with the theme: - “He who controls the purse controls the person”.
Position Available: Procurement and Compliance Officer
Position Available: Procurement and Compliance Officer Applications close 19 November at 12h00
PLEASE NOTE: MUSEUM CLOSED
PLEASE NOTE: The Museum will be closed for visitors from 7-11 October 2019.
Heritage Day 2019 Theme: Prisoners of war on Bermuda
Heritage Day 2019 Theme: Prisoners of war on Bermuda 25 September 2019
Boere Rock Radio Location: The amphitheatre of the War Museum in Bloemfontein Date: October 8, 2019 Time: 18:00 - 22:00
The Museum looks forward to welcoming everyone during this wonderful family celebration of the 120-year anniversary of the Anglo-Boer War. The Boere 'Rock' Radio is a thematic music evening and will be held in memory of all those who fought and died
Maroela Media 18 July 2019 Hier asem jy erfenis in / Here you breathe in heritage
Article regarding the museum and its heritage in Maroela Media
3 August 2019: From Trauma to Triumph - child human trafficking, forgiveness and faith.
For Womens Day this year, the Museum has teamed up with Kimpossible Event Flowers and Decor to bring you the internationally known Talita van der Heevers life story: From Trauma to Triumph - child human trafficking, forgiveness and faith.
War without Glamour: The Life and Legacy of Emily Hobhouse.
The Life and Legacy of Emily Hobhouse.
Pentecost Service
Pentecost Service Date: 9 June 2019 Time: 9:30 Speaker: Rev George Steenkamp
Registration for the 120-year Commemoration of the Anglo-Boer (South African) War Conference:
Please note that all approved speakers as well as individuals who want to attend the conference must register for the upcoming Conference.
Boereradio Rockfees / Boer Radio Rock Festival
The War Museum presents: 8 October 2019 A Boer Radio Rock festival during the 120th anniversary of the Anglo-Boer War 1899-1902.
The Free State Branch of the Genealogy Society of South Africa next meeting: Date: 8 April 2019 Time: 18:30
The Free State Branch of the Genealogy Society of South Africa next meeting: Date: 8 April 2019 Time: 18:30 Guest Speaker: Mrs Jo Botha
Monday, 11 March 2019 - Free State Genealogy Association Event: Theme: The Cronje Generals during the Anglo-Boer War
Free State Genealogy Association Event: Theme: The Cronje Generals during the Anglo-Boer War. Guest Speaker: Dr. Arnold van Dyk
Monday, 11 March 2019 - Free State Genealogy Association Event: Theme: The Cronje Generals during the Anglo-Boer War
Free State Genealogy Association Event: Theme: The Cronje Generals during the Anglo-Boer War. Guest Speaker: Dr. Arnold van Dyk
Free State Genealogy Association Function postponed to a later date.
Announcing the 120-year Commemoration of the Anglo-Boer (South African) War Conference: 9-11 October 2019.
Announcing the 120-year Commemoration of the Anglo-Boer (South African) War Conference: 9-11 October 2019 War Museum of the Boer Republics Bloemfontein, South Africa Theme: Re-imaging the Anglo-Boer (South African) War: New perspectives 1
The Friends of the War Museum Outing: Philippolis
The Friends of the War Museum Outing: Philippolis Date: 19-21 April 2019
Kestell Wreath laying and Memorial Lecture
Kestell Wreath laying and Memorial Lecture Theme: Genealogy of Reverend Kestell and Truida Kestell (nee Hofmeyer)
Free State Genealogy Association Function.
Free State Genealogy Association: Guest Speaker: Dr. Arnold van Dyk Theme: The Cronje Generals during the Anglo-Boer War
Holiday Trading Hours:
Holiday Trading Hours: Please Take Note
The Paardeberg Museum Paardeberg Museum Restoration Project - Funded by the Dagbreek Trust
Paardeberg Museum Restoration Project: Funded by the Dagbreek Trust - New project starts September 2018.
End of year function and end of year meeting of the Friends of the War Museum.
End of year function and end of year meeting of the Friends of the War Museum.
The Neville Alexander memorial lecture.
The Museum, in partnership with Die Afrikaanse Taalmuseum en Monument, will be hosting the Neville Alexander memorial lecture.
Heritage Day 2018: The War in Colour & The St. Helena Prisoners of War.
Heritage Day 2018: The War in Colour & The St. Helena Prisoners of War.
The Museum is participating in the Fraud Awareness Campaign 2018: Act Now, Stop Corruption!
The Museum is participating in the Fraud Awareness Campaign 2018: Act Now, Stop Corruption!
Women's Day - Emily Hobhouse
Women's Day - Emily Hobhouse
Friends of the War Museum Soup and Sherry evening
Friends of the War Museum Soup and Sherry evening
Mandela Day 2018
Mandela Day 2018 Supporting Huistoe Animal Welfare
Help the Museum to keep History alive!
A few years ago the War Museum initiated the launch of an Anglo-Boer War Olympiad for schools where the participating teams could win awards and prizes. Despite a limited budget, the Museum, with the support of the Friends of the War Museum, is deter
Please take note: New admission fee rates for the Museum will come into effect on 1 July 2018.
Please take note: New admission fee rates for the Museum will come into effect on 1 July 2018.
Youth Day Exhibition: From 16 June 2018.
Youth Day Exhibition: From 16 June 2018. The Museum will have an exciting new exhibit in celebration of Youth Month.
Launch of the book Western Transvaal: Military Focal Point of the Anglo Boer War, 1899-1902.
The launch of the book: Western Transvaal: Military Focal Point of the Anglo Boer War, 1899-1902, will take place at the Museum.
An afternoon workshop for Historians and Heritage Professionals.
Come and enjoy an afternoon workshop for Historians and Heritage Professionals hosted at the War Museum on 19 June 2018 from 2-5pm
Friends of the War Museum Event: Annual Bittereinder Memorial Lecture and Wreath-laying
Friends of the War Museum Event: Annual Bittereinder Memorial Lecture and Wreath-laying
The Free State Branch of the Genealogical Society of South Africa
The Free State Branch of the Genealogical Society of South Africa: Monday 12 March at 6:30 pm Auditorium of the Anglo-Boer War Museum.
Friends of the War Museum's Annual Event: Kestell Wreath -laying and Memorial lecture
Friends of the War Museum's Annual Event: Kestell Wreath -laying and Memorial lecture. Saturday 17 February 2018 9h30
Friends of the War Museum Annual general meeting and year end function. Saturday, 28 Okt 2017 Time: 10:00
Friends of the War Museum Annual general meeting and year end function. Saturday, 28 Okt 2017 Time: 10:00
Opening of the Heritage Day 2017 Exhibition: Churches during the Anglo-Boer War
Opening of the Heritage Day 2017 Exhibition: Churches during the Anglo-Boer War
Free State Genealogical Society : Speaker: Dr Arnold van Dyk Theme: Boer Prisoners of War on Bermuda
Book Launch: The Anglo-Boer War in 100 Objects
Jonathan Ball Publishers, Exclusive Books and the War Museum cordially invite you to the launch of our new book The Anglo-Boer War in 100 Objects.
As part of the 'I love the Free State' Artist Treasure hunt 2017, Bok van Blerk will be at the War Museum to hand out signatures.
It's treasure hunt time! This Saturday from 11:00 to 12:00 as part of the 'I love the Free State' Artist Treasure hunt 2017, Bok van Blerk will be at the War Museum to hand out signatures.
Women's Day 2017: Rachel Isabella Steyn: The woman behind the President.
Women's Day 2017: Rachel Isabella Steyn: The woman behind the President. Opening of the temporary Rachel Isabella Steyn exhibition, followed by a short talk about her life and her role she played as woman in the history of South Africa.
Friends of the War Museum: Soup and Sherry evening.
Friends of the War Museum: Soup and Sherry evening. Date: 27 July 2017 Time: 18:00
Mandela Day 2017 Mandela Day 2017: The War Museum Supports the Huistoe Animal Rescue Charity.
Youth Day 2017 Youth Day 2017: An Ode to OR Tambo and General de Wet - leaders in their freedom fight.
Youth Day 2017: An Ode to OR Tambo and General de Wet - leaders in their freedom fight.
Africa Month 2017 Exhibition: Africa Month 2017 Exhibition:
Africa Month 2017 Exhibition: 25th May (exhibition running till the 15th June 2017)
Annual Bittereinder Memorial Lecture and Wreath-laying Friends of the War Museum Event: Annual Bittereinder Memorial Lecture and Wreath-laying
Friends of the War Museum Event: Annual Bittereinder Memorial Lecture and Wreath-laying
International Museum day 18 May 2017: International Museum Day.
On 18 May we celebrate International Museum day. Entrance to the Museum will be FREE of charge, so that the public can celebrate this important day.
The Friends of the War Museum’s Annual Kestell Wreath laying and Memorial The Friends of the War Museum Annual Kestell Wreath laying and Memorial service
The Friends of the War Museum Annual Kestell Wreath laying and Memorial service will be held at the Museum on Saterday 18 February 2017
Launch of publication by the Department of Arts and Culture
The book was launched on 30 November 2015
FUNDED BY THE NATIONAL LOTTERY DISTRIBUTION TRUST FUND (NLDTF)
Garden of Remembrance
The unveiling ceremony took place on 30 November 2015
Sol Plaatje Hall
The opening was on 30 November 2015



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