|Barbados Museum and Historical Society's 80th Anniversary |
on May 31, 2013 www.facebook.com/barbadosmuseum
By Kerri Gooding
The Barbados Museum and Historical Society will be celebrating its 80th anniversary on May 31 as it looks back and charts the way forward. Council President, Dr. Trevor Carmichael, told The Barbados Advocate that Friday will be a day of reflection, “a day we look at all of our accomplishments over 80 years; a day when we think about our mission, which is a big one, and which we are hopefully doing every day as best we can. So on the day of the 31st will be very much a day of reflection, reflecting on the past and thinking very much about the future and how we can set programmes which are effective and relevant both to our society and humanity as a whole.” Canon Devere Murrell prayed for continuity and longevity for the museum. He blessed those who, over the years, have contributed their time, work and effort to the institution. Then he made an appeal that “through guidance and direction they will continue in their vocation of building up the society and helping us all to be aware of the important things in life.” Deputy Director of the Society, Kevin Farmer, further added that the festivities will occur on the anniversary day and during this week as well.
“On the 31st, which is our Fund-raising Gala in the afternoon, the 28th we do have ‘Behind-the-scenes’ where we invited the public to come from 10am, 12pm, 2pm and 4pm.” -- Kevin Farmer, Deputy Director of the SocietyBut, going forward he is adamant that more will be done in terms of outreach and education saying, “Every quarter, every three months, we will be having an event at the museum inviting the public in. Some will be free, some will be small donation but we will be doing that.” Read more: http://www.barbadosadvocate.com/newsitem.asp?more=local&NewsID=30795. For further information: http://www.barbmuse.org.bb/ and https://www.facebook.com/barbadosmuseum