1920’s East Africa– “THE NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM”
As of February 18, 1922, Nairobi had a new source of education and entertainment available. The Museum of the Kenya and Uganda Natural History Society opened “at the top of Sixth Avenue.” “His Excellency the Governor” in company with his wife, Lady Northey, attended the ceremony. According to The Leader of British East Africa, February 25, 1922 (weekly edition); “a fair number of people were present and considerable interest was displayed in the Society’s exhibits which are now shown to great advantage in the new building.”
His Excellency’s opening remarks included a history of the Society as well as the fact that they are now 200 pounds in debt “as a result of the new building operations.” While there was no mention of passing the hat, the article did say conclude by saying “money has been kindly advanced by Messrs T.A. Wood and A. Harrtz.”
And if natural history is not your cup of tea, the Harmony Club will meet Sunday March 5, 1922 at 2 pm.
(Headline taken from The Leader, Febr. 18, 1922)
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