January 18, 2021

Cayman: National Museum celebrates 30 years

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The Cayman Islands National Museum celebrated its 30th Anniversary with a Looky Ya! Kitchen Dance at the Museum on Saturday, 21 November 2020. Guests were welcomed to the event with live music by Bona Fide before the official programme began.

As customary, the National Museum’s lease was renewed with the Cayman Islands Government with the exchange of a Peppercorn Lease symbolized with a 25-fathom coil of rope by Museum Chairman, Mr. Alfonso Wright and Councilor Capt. Eugene Ebanks of the Ministry of Health, Environment, Culture & Housing.

Our newest exhibition, featuring toys from the Virginia Foster collection, was introduced and officially opened by Museum Curation & Collections Manager, Mrs. Debra Barnes-Tabora. This children’s exhibition features dolls from around the world, a traditional sisal Christmas tree, and other antique toys that Ms. Virginia Foster collected over the years. Ms. Foster officially donated her entire collection to the National Museum in November of this year.

Present for the celebration were over 20 specialty vendors and traditional artisans selling traditional thatch products, homemade hammocks, baskets, hats, jewelry, souvenir, artwork and more. To top it all off, the East End United Church fundraising team, organised by Mrs Carol Ann Rankine, sold a variety of delectable local food.

Miss Timisha Edwards, Chef-Proprietor judged the Cassava Cake Competition, awarding the ‘Best Cassava Cake’ title to Mrs. Phenicia Bodden-Fraser.

The Cayman Islands National Museum has returned to regular hours for the Christmas Season, so is open to the public Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm. We welcome everyone to come visit our Museum and Gift Shop and get your Christmas shopping done.

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