This proudly South African Museum reflects a multifaceted view on South Africa's history. In recording, commemorating and celebrating our common past, they hope to create a collective pride in a democratic South Africa. Throughout history, human migrations, voluntary or involuntary, have always had a fascinating tale to tell. Communities in every part of the world have experienced the consequences of human migration and the reshaping of history that comes with it. This history comes with pain and suffering of people who gave up the known, for the unknown in their search for a better life. This quest for a better life is explored in the 1860 Heritage Museum.