Community Outreach Programs and Events
As a non-profit organization, the museum provides learning experiences for everyone in the community. Events for Children and Adults are offered and offer fun ways to get involved with the museum and learn about the history and culture of the islands.
Grand Turk Children's Club - Monthly
Starting in 2019 the Children's Club will be held once a month. The children will learn about the history and culture of the islands through arts, crafts and projects. Club Dates: March 16th & April 13th are next scheduled dates.
New - Grand Turk BBQ & Conch Fritter Cook Off - June 1st 2019 - more details and information to follow. Prizes and bragging rights for the best!
Grand Turk Summer Eco Camp Children's Club
Every summer in conjunction with the Department of Environment and Maritime Affairs we offer a week long club for the children. They learn about the environment, history and culture of the Turks and Caicos Islands. They get to do daily excursions which include snorkeling, kayaking, hiking and other activities. This years Eco Camp is August 12th - 16th 2019.
Back in the Day - Grace Bay location
This event is held annually for International Museum Day. It is a celebration of cultural and heritiage of the Turks & Caicos Islands. The Caicos Heritage homestead comes alive with the "Back in the Day" theme. Dramatic performances, food, music, dance and traditional craft. See photos below from this years event. This years event is May 18, 2019.
Museum Day - Grand Turk
In November of 1991 the Grand Turk Museum opened, in November of each year the Museum holds a special celebration - A Museum Day! We celebrate our anniversary of its opening with a range of activities. The celebration includes food, music, raffles, Bake Sale, Community Mosaic Project and more! We offer special activities for children. Our goal is to have a fun and interesting day to promote the community involvement in their museum !! Museum Day for 2019 date is to be announced.
Community Mosaic Project
Kicking off as part of Museum Day on Grand Turk we will be creating a mosaic on the Garden and Museum walls. The mosaic will reflect all aspects of island life including history, culture, wildlife and nature. This will be an ongoing project that will turn something ordinary into something extraordinary!
School Group Visits - Both locations frequently welcome school groups from all schools. Students range in all ages. The Grand Turk location does not charge for school group visits and Providenciales charges a minimal amount. Please contact us in advance to schedule your class.
History & Cultural Heritage Quiz
This annual event is held each October in Provo to conicide with Heritage Month. Schools from all the islands are invited to participate. In addition to the Challenge Trophy which is kept at the current winner's school the 2018 prize included a trip to Jamaica to visit the UNESCO world heritiage sites of Blue and John Crow Mountain, museums, great houses and other historical sites. Second prize winners spend the a day immersed in historay on one of the Turks & Caicos Islands. All of this is made possible with our many sponspors. For more information on this years event - click here.
Evening with the Expert
Both locations ocassionally offer Evening with the Expert events. Guest speakers including archeologist, authors and other areas of interest present lectures on thier area of expertise. These events are usually free and those attending find them very interesting and informative.
If you are interested in any of our Community Projects and would like more information contact us or check out our facebook page for event updates and postings.