By Candianne Williams
Museum Representative, Village at Grace Bay
During his visit to Providenciales in February Dr. Keith had the pleasure of speaking with a group of twenty three grade 6 students and their teachers from the Ianthe Pratt, Richmond Hill Primary School, Holy Family Academy and Precious Treasures Primary School at the Development Office, Grace Bay Campus. He also met with students from Champions for Christ International School of Excellence and The International School of the Turks and Caicos Islands.
The students all engaged in lively discussion with Dr. Keith as he shared his knowledge of the history of the islands and outlined the plans for the National Museum in Providenciales. They asked many questions about the stories we hope to develop in the new museum and also about his work as a marine archaeologist on the Molasses Reef and Trouvadore shipwreck sites. They listened in absolute silence, hanging on to every word as he recounted his experiences.
From the sound of it I would say that we have at least one future underwater archaeologist and a few more with definite interest in the museum field. The future looks very bright for us.