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The National Museum was founded on 20 July 1877 during a public meeting in Bloemfontein’s City Hall. Two preceding events facilitated the establishment of a museum: the so-called Philadelphia Exhibition and the availability of a building.

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the start of the American Revolution, an international exhibition was held in 1876 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Wallpaper was a huge decor trend during the Victorian Era (1837-1901). But not just any wallpaper – Scheele’s Green wallpaper. Victorian wallpaper was brightly coloured and often full of floral designs. Green wallpaper used to fade quickly and turn an undesirable brown shade.  This all changed in 1775 when the Swedish chemist Carl Scheele invented the first arsenic green pigment.