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Museum Status March 2018 |

The Museum Campus on Grand Turk is Open! After a much too long a wait, the Turks & Caicos National Museum on Grand Turk is once again open! Please stop in, say hello to our hardworking staff, and browse our shelves in the gift shop. The museum and gift shop are open on cruise ship 

Great Great Grandson of Jeremiah Murphy Visits |

By Pat Saxton Director On New Year’s Eve the great-great grandson of our famous Dennis Jeremiah Murphy, whose life and adventures are featured in our new exhibit The Golden Age of Grand Turk, visited the Museum. Dennis R. Murphy and Charlene, his wife, came with their three children: Ashley, Tracy, and Dennis Jeremiah Murphy II. 

FootSteps4Good Second Annual Event October 16-24 |

The founder of the Footsteps4Good charity walk, Jill Beckingham, will walk across the main islands of the Turks and Caicos once again this year to raise money for charities in the islands. Last year the total raised was over $30,000 and Jill is hoping to increase that this year. This year’s walk will start on 

Two New Exhibits and a Special Grand Opening |

The Museum was closed from September 1-15 to enable us to put in two new exhibits on the second floor. The funding for these exhibits came from HE Governor Beckingham’s office and also from funds donated in the memory of Mr. Finbar Dempsey. The new “19th Century Office and Government Room” showcases a typical colonial 

Tele Box Commandos Get It Done! |

We thought would take an army of volunteers to help refurbish the phone booth. Every inch had to be sanded down, a base coat applied, followed by a top coat, and then all the new windows and signs set in place. Enter Seamus Day … again. Instead of an “Army” of volunteers he arranged for 

Cacios Heritage House – Thank you AND Construction |

On August 8 and again on August 15, Winston Parker of AND Construction came to the Museum campus in the Village at Grace Bay to cleanup the rubble left over from the construction of the wall surrounding the Caicos Heritage House garden. The wall was built using local materials and traditional methods. The cleanup is 

Update on the Tele Box |

Thanks to all those that donated to refurbish our wonderful telephone box donated to the Museum by Seamus Day. So far we have collected $968 from movie nights and other donations towards the refurbishing costs, including shipping! Only $832 more to go. When it is completed it will even have the old time beveled mirror 

An Evening Under the Stars |

On Friday June 19 the Turks and Caicos National Museum held a “Toast to the National’s Capital” wine tasting event at Waterloo. The Museum partnered with the Wine Cellar and Grand Turk Liquors along Chef Peter Redstone from Pelican Bay Restaurant in the Royal West Indies Resort. Our wonderful hosts, HE Governor and Mrs. Beckingham 

A Toast to Our Nation’s Capital |

Support the Museum and join us in a summer wine tasting hosted by H.E. The Governor and Mrs. Beckingham. July 19th @ 7pm Waterloo, Grand Turk To all who are away from the islands, we invite you to join us in “spirit” on Friday, June 19 and support our summer fundraiser. Purchase a virtual “ticket” 

Dune Jewelry – New Shipment in the Gift Shop! |

Our gift shop has just received a great new shipment of Dune Jewelry. Made with sand from Governor’s Beach the new collections are breathtaking. We are the exclusive agents for Dune Jewelry in the Turks and Caicos Islands. The starfish bangle (pictured) has a matching necklace and earrings. New bangles include a dome in two