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
The Grand Turk Children's Club is held once a month. The children will learn about the history and culture of the islands through arts, crafts and projects. Additional fun for the kids include swimming, snorkeling, fishing and more! This club is sponsored with funds from the sale of "Where is Simon Sandy" by author Donna Seim.
Fundraising Gala - Shore Club - 2020 Rescheduled date to be announced
It's official we will be holding another Gala on Provo in 2020. More details will be posted as the plans for 2020 are finalized. The 2019 event was a huge success and the event for 2020 will be even better!
Annual Grand Turk Cook Off - Date for 2020 July 25th (tenative) - Prizes and bragging rights for the best!
No Entry Fee!! Live Music, cook-off contest, food and efreshments for sale. Raffle with great prizes. This Grand Turk event was great fun in 2019. We had fantastic participation from the community with demands for us to do it again so we are!
Grand Turk Summer Children's Camp
Every summer 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 swimming, snorkeling, hiking, crafts and other activities. Lunch is also provided and might be the kids favorite part! Dates for 2020 camp will be announced in 2020. Registration is required but the club is FREE! This camp is sponsored with funds from the sale of "Where is Simon Sandy" by author Donna Seim.
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. The event is held in May - exact date for 2020 to be announced.
Summer Camp - Grace Bay location
Join us for a week long club for the children in Providenciales. Have fun exploring history and culture through arts, crafts, games, living history activities and field trips. The club is free to children ages 7-11. Registration is required but the club is FREE! 2020 Camp dates to be announced. This camp is sponsored with funds from the sale of "Where is Simon Sandy" by author Donna Seim and other local businesses.
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 live music, food, games for the kids and more! Our goal is to have a fun and interesting day to promote the community involvement in their museum !! Museum Day for 2020 is tenatively scheduled for November 7th!
Community Mosaic Project
This project kicked off as part of Museum Day on Grand Turk in 2018. Phase one of the mosiac is already on the Museum wall. 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. This years quiz date and location will be annouced as the date approaches.
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.