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On Saturday, November 3rd 2018, the National Museum on Grand Turk hosted a Museum Day Community event. The purpose of the day was to reintroduce residents of the community to Turks and Caicos National Museum and to introduce new programming by the museum. The new programming includes the “People of the Islands Oral History Project”, a Community Mosaic on the boundary wall for the museum and garden and a monthly children’s club program to begin in January 2019.
The mosaic project was especially well received as both kids and adults really embraced the creation of the mosaic. We look forward to the continued involvement of the Grand Turk community as the mosaic is continued over the next year.
The tremendous support and participation shows that the Museum continues to receive the support of the community of Grand Turk.
The day could not have happened without the kind support of our sponsors: Carnival, Morris Cottingham, Blue Water Divers, Jack Shack, Oasis Divers, Turks Head Inne, Salt Raker, Digicel, Exclusive Escapes, White Sands Charters n’ Tours, Osprey, and Island Creations. A special thank you also goes to all of our volunteers who helped to make the day a success.
Congratulations to winners
1st Place Winner – HJ Robinson High School
2nd Place Winner – Raymond Gardiner High School
Thank you to all of the schools that participated. The students were engaged and eager and from their answers, it was clear that they were well prepared. We applaud the principals, your teachers and students and parents for a job well done.
Thanks to our sponsors Fortis TCI, interCaribbean Airways, TC Reef Fund, Department of Education, Department of Culture, Turks and Caicos Taxi Association, British West Indies Collegiate, Mr. Stuart Haynes and Mr. Brandford Handfield for Technical Support.
We wish to thank our quiz masters, judges for both the preliminary and final round, facilitators, caterer and support teams from Department of Environment and Coastal Resources and the Turks and Caicos National Museum.
For the complete story and other Heritage Month projects we participated in click here
A Day of many Firsts
We were pleased to welcome Mr. Toby Barkworth Knight principal of the newly established Providenciales Middle School and their very first grade 7 class of fifteen students on Thursday 27th September to the Museum’s Grace Bay Campus.
It was a day of many first as our new Director Dr. Michael Pateman made his first school presentation at the Grace Bay campus. It was the first time we used our new prototype Lucayan education kit. I must say the houtia is the star of the kit.
The museum plans to create additional education kits in other subject areas to enhance our offerings for class field trips so that we can be even a greater resource to the classes that visit the museum.
The students enjoyed taking the trip through time along our historical timeline. We were delighted to have the opportunity to share a bit of history with them. We are excited at the prospect of doing so much more in the future as we work towards getting the new museum building started at the museum campus in Grace Bay Providenciales.
Review Our September 2018 Newsletter
Celebrating the spirit and tenacity of the people of the Turks and Caicos
When: August 1, 2018 – TODAY 6-7:30 PM
Where: Cheshire Hall Plantation, Leeward Highway, Providenciales
Coordinated by Mr. David Bowen
- Sea Breeze
- Rip Saw Band
- TUCA Cultural Group & Drummers
- Spoken Word Artists:
- Negro Spiritual Choir
- Bible Readings – Pastor Goldston Williams
The Church of St. Monica