Rhodes Nyanga Historical Exhibition
Extensions to the Rhodes Nyanga Museum have been completed, increasing the display area by over 100%. Due to generous funding by the Direct Aid Program (Australian Govt.), through the Australian Embassy in Zimbabwe, and by the Don Grainger Memorial Trust, through Dr. Ines Grainger, the loft of the historic Rhodes’ Stables in Nyanga, Zimbabwe, is now accessible, and the former harness room is open to the public.
The Don Grainger Reading and Research Room houses a rich collection of reference books, articles, journals and numerous items donated by the Don Grainger Trust, all of them professionally catalogued.
Apart from funds and personal support, Dr. Ines Grainger has donated her valuable collection of Don Grainger memorabilia to the National Trust of Zimbabwe for display in the Museum.
Items include St. John, St. Lazarus and St. Constantine regalia and literature, medals, photographs of Rhodesian and Zimbabwean Olympic and Special Olympic teams, and pictures depicting some of the humanitarian projects initiated by the late Col. Don Grainger, and more recently, by the Don Grainger Memorial Trust.
Don Grainger was President of both the Council for the Blind, and the Zimbabwe Association for the Disabled and Paraplegics. He was Chairman of the Zimbabwe Leprosy Council, and Governor of Ranche House House College for 33 years.
Under his Chairmanship, numerous projects were implemented in Zimbabwe through the Orders of St. John, St. Lazarus and St. Constantine.
Very special thanks are due to DAP of the Australian Embassy in Harare for their generous donation towards this project and the Nyanga Committee headed by Mrs Edone Ann Logan, Chairlady of RNHE, Zimbabwe.