What’s on at the Museum

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

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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


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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 4270201

© Photo 1 taken from Carib​seek​.com
© Photo 2 taken from Barb​muse​.org​.bb
© Arti­cle of caribbe​an​dreams​magazine​.com



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