The Barbados Museum and Historical Society is open daily every week, and offers several guided tours of their property, as well as open access to their library. However, they also host several special events throughout the year. Two of their upcoming events are:
Crop Over Craft Works
Date: 6th June, 2016, 10am – 6pm
Travel to the Barbados Museum and Historical Society for an experience of the best of Barbadian culture and heritage at Crop Over Craft Works. Use this unique opportunity to see local artisans display their craftsmanship, with various items on display such as basketry, wood and metal works, visual arts and textiles. There will also be local entertainment, guided tours of the gallery at the Museum and a kid’s zone to entertain the children if they get a bit restless. Admission fee is $10.
Book Launch – The Star Side of Bird Hill by Naomi Jackson
Date: 26th July, 2016, 7pm
The Museum will host a special launch of the book The Star Side of Bird Hill. The book, Jackson’s first novel, tells the story of two sisters, aged 10 and 16, who are suddenly sent from their home in Brooklyn to Barbados in the summer of 1989 to live with their grandmother. The author, Naomi Jackson, will be in conversation with fellow author Karen Lord, as well as the book’s cover artist, Sheena Rose. After this discussion/special conversation, a book signing will follow.
For more information on these and other upcoming events at the museum, call 427‑0201
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