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  Huguenot Memorial Museum
by mvtouring

The Memorial Museum neighbouring the monument elaborates on the history of the French Huguenots who settled in the Cape, and especially in the Franschhoek valley. On exhibition are the various tools they used to make wine, clothes they wore and the culture and desire for a better life that they brought with them.

Also on the site are wine cellars joined by a colonnade, which bears the words Post Tenebras Lux (lit. "after darkness [comes] light"). It was the motto of the Protestants during the Reformation, and is also inscribed on the Reformation Wall in Geneva, Switzerland.

The original trees (some are still there) were planted on the opening day by the children from the school. Each class planted a tree, I was one of the fortunate ones that was involved in it.

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  • Updated Mar 11, 2007
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