A Day at the National Museum

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Grand Turk Fisherman’s Tournament Supports the Museum |

By Seamus Day, Chairman of the Board of Trustees Despite strong offshore winds and challenging conditions, the 13-strong fishing fleet left promptly at 5 am on both Saturday and Sunday mornings, June 17 and 18, and the competition was on! The annual Grand Turk Fisherman’s Tournament (GTFT) always brings out the hearty and enthusiastic and 

HJ Robinson School Quiz Team Winners Trip |

HJ Robinson school team, second place winners of the 2017 Turks and Caicos National Museum’s History and Cultural Heritage quiz, won a historical tour as part of their prize. They took that prize trip to Providenciales on Friday June 23, 2017.  The team Noel Benjamin, Michael Archibold and Amanda Ingham were accompanied by parent Mrs. 

School Visits to the Grace Bay Campus |

Mills Institute This term we were pleased to welcome the Grade One Hummingbirds and Bumble Bees Mills Institute on May 25, 2017 accompanied by their teachers Mrs. Robinson and Mrs. Jhonna. They were a lively group, keenly interested in their topic the early settlers of the Turks and Caicos Islands. We may have some budding 

Celebrating 30 Years as Diving Partners |

Catherine Chitwood of Tennessee and Vicki Durst of California first met in 1987 on a Costeau Project Ocean Search expedition in the British Virgin Islands. One of the sites that they dove on was the wreck of the Royal mail ship Rhone that wrecked in the 1867 hurricane.  They became fast friends and have been 

International Museum Day at the Grace Bay Campus |

The Turks and National Museum celebrated International Museum Day on May 20, 2017 with the event ‘Back in the Day’, a celebration of the heritage and culture of the Turks and Caicos Islands at its location in the Village in Grace Bay Providenciales.  The museum’s management, staff, and volunteers, who guided visitors through a tour 

Sailing through the islands |

For a group sailing from the Bahamas to Puerto Rico who came to Providenciales on March 17th 2017, the Museum’s Grace Bay Campus was their ‘first stop’.  More accurately their first stop after coffee and donuts, but that is okay. We are happy to be right up there near the top. Hayden and Rudeen Cochran, 

3rd Annual TCNM History and Cultural Heritage Quiz |

The winner of this year’s Turks and Caicos National Museum History and Cultural Heritage Quiz is the team from Raymond Gardiner High School from North Caicos. Second place winner is H J Robinson High School from the nation’s capital, Grand Turk. The six schools that participated all performed very well. It was evident that they 

Governor Visits Provo Campus |

His Excellency the Governor Dr. John Freeman accompanied by his wife Mrs. Corrine Freeman visited the Turks and Caicos National Museum’s Grace Bay Campus on 2nd March 2017. Museum Representative Mrs. Candianne Williams gave them a tour of the historical timeline in the Development Office which spans the history of the Turks and Caicos Islands 

The Weis Family: Old Friends Visit |

Catherine and Molly Weis, daughters of Dr. Tom and ‘Mudder’ Weis, dropped by to visit the Caicos Heritage Exhibit on February 28 2017. As they reminisced about their days on North Caicos, Catherine shared some of her fond memories. She paused at the field basket to go back to the times she accompanied Bertha Belle