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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
Museum Living History Summer Camp
The Grace Bay Campus hosted its second annual living history summer camp, July 23rd to 27th. The 28 campers learnt the traditional arts of basket weaving from, net knitting and making of rag rugs. They even cooked outside. They visited the farm and saw chickens lay eggs, also saw goats and pigs. The bearing okra trees that they saw on the farm was a source of inspiration for their own okra tree-planting project. They were transported to the late 17th – early 18th century by a visit to Cheshire Hall Plantation followed by a lively and interactive presentation of the many traditional uses of plants. They also learnt traditional dance, much to their delight. Playing cricket in the afternoon was always highly anticipated. They learnt about the animals we share the island with and ways to coexist with them. The trip to Little Water Cay to visit the iguanas was exciting, especially since the Iguana mascot made a special appearance. It was a great week of learning and lots fun!
Click on Read More to see our Photo Gallery from the Camp.