A short overview of the Togryers Museum
Its very important to stay proactive in developing the museum’s collections, exhibitions, staff, programs, and the continual expansion of its presence in the community, therefore we will continue to foster and create partnerships with other cultural and social organisations in order to fulfil our mandate set out in the newly adopted slogan “ In the Community, For the Community”.
The Museum embraces collaboration based on the belief that together we can become stronger and by finding common ground and responsibly sharing resources we can achieve more.
For the museum to be accessible to all members of the community a visit to the museum is free of charge and all educational programmes are presented at no cost to the school.
What we offer
The visitor to the museum can learn more about the natural history of the area, the first inhabitants and their lifestyle, as well as the establishment of Ceres.
Other exhibits include photographs and articles of the destructive earthquake of 1969, a collection of wagons, information on local schools, churches, the Slave up rise at Houdenbek Farm and the forced removals during the 1960’s and the Jewish Community in Ceres.
(The impact we strive to have)
To develop as a cultural home for the community and to maintain the museum’s reputation as an institution of cultural significance and to deliver service excellence at all times
(Why we exist)
To preserve and promote Ceres’ all-inclusive historical and cultural heritage through collecting, conserving, documenting, education, research, and exhibitions and to serve the community through social engagements and programmes
All values all services are rendered in terms of the Batho Pele principles.
The Strategic Plan yielded seven organizational objectives that support the Mission and Vision. The Vision will become a reality through the implementation of an Action Plan
Objective 1: To manage the museum efficiently.
Objective 2: To exhibit and promote the history of the community in the Ceres area.
Objective 3: To market the museum through a social media and communication.
Objective 4: To collect and conserve the collections.
Objective 5: To promote social cohesion through public and outreach programmes.
Objective 6: To Implementing and develop education programmes.
Objective 7: To fulfill its social responsibility towards the community
The museum offers the following additional services to the public:
• Help with family research
• Presenting of educational programmes to both primary and secondary schools
• Supplying of tourism information on the town and surrounding areas
• Presenting outreach programmes to the youth and elderly
• Providing guided tours in the museum
• Provide historic information to the public, for learners for school assignments, to broadcasting authorities for the purpose of television programmes
• Providing a venue for workshops and meetings for local businesses, NPO’s and local Municipality.