‘In 1986 NELM opened its second satellite museum, Schreiner House. South African literary icon Olive Schreiner, best known for her novel The Story of an African Farm, lived in this house with her siblings in the late 1860s. The museum pays homage to Schreiner’s work through exhibitions and educational programmes.
The Schreiner House precinct includes the Ikhamanga Hall, built in honour of the Order of Ikhamanga conferred on Schreiner in 2003. The Hall houses an exhibition on the history of Cradock.
The Eastern Star
The Eastern Star newspaper was the forerunner to today’s The Star. Established in Grahamstown in 1871, The Eastern Star moved to Johannesburg in 1887 and soon after became The Star. The Argus Group donated the building in which the museum is housed in 1984 and NELM restored it from a derelict state. The Eastern Star Gallery houses exhibits of 19th century printing equipment, and an exhibition that examines the history of the press in South Africa.
The Eastern Star is open by appointment.