Last night was the second Spring 2 Collections event at the museum. We watched 10 minute of silent footage, recently donated to the museum, of the Navy base being built on Grand Turk and then talked about photographs in the museum collections. We talked a lot about the airstrip that used to run where Cee’s Grocery store currently resides on Grand Turk which prompted stories about the planes running on the islands. Children in the schools used to hide under their desks when they heard planes taking off because you never knew when one of the US airplanes was going to break the sound barrier. “You didn’t know if you were going to hear that shatter noise or not,” shared one participant.
Overall, we identified 19 people in 25 photographs. Reminiscing was so much fun we’ve decided to make this a regular event!
Thanks to all who participated and we look forward to doing it again soon!