1. To foster and promote interest in the historic past of South Africa, particularly of the Eastern Cape Province and more particularly of the Port Elizabeth district.
  2. The placing of descriptive plaques on buildings or other places of historic interest in Port Elizabeth and district.
  3. To disseminate the results of its work in the widest possible manner by the publication of a bulletin or journal, or by any other means.
  4. To undertake the organization of lectures, film showings, exhibitions and visits to local historic sites.
  5. To co-operate or associate with any other organization whether local or national having similar interests and objectives.