To know your past gives meaning, value and direction to your existence
Our Heritage, Culture and Histories
We are the prime keepers of the Ba-ma-Ngwato histories from the time and life of Kgosi-Tona Khama III.
He led a colourful and significant life and shaped the society and people of the region. He also played a major role in shaping the country we now know as Botswana through the threats of unfettered imperialism from several fronts.
His descendents have been major players in the politics from the status of a British Protectorate through to independence in 1966.
We are also guardians of the archives and objects relating to the life of Bessie Head used by academics and researchers in their work of one of Southern Africa’s great literary figures.
Many of our collections relate to the disappearing cultural norms of Batswana and we try to instil pride and confidence of our past in generations while being instrumental in rewriting what is a very Euro-centric perspective of our forebears.