Yesterday, Mario and Angela came to the museum and were thrilled with the exhibits and the behind the scenes tour. They were off the Holland America Westerdam, but they enjoy “micro excursioning” where they plan their own activities and contact local companies before they cruise. Mario was scuba diving with Blue Water Diving in the afternoon, so they came early to the museum.
Growing up in the Canary Islands and now living on Vancouver Island, Mario understood many of the conditions of island life and we had a great conversation about the what Grand Turk is really like as a place to live.
During the behind the scenes tour, the couple was very interested in how our archives are conserved in such a humid environment. This is actually a great question and they looked at length at our climate controlled storage room and our current project of reorganizing our archival collections.