Mobile Photo Exhibition to bring Grenadians ‘back in time’

Friday, April 10, 2015 3:26 PM - George's, Grenada
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ST. GEORGE’S, GRENADA, April 10, 2015 – GIS: For Grenada’s first Heritage Month celebration, the Ministry of Culture and Heritage and the National Museum is collaborating to bring Grenadians ‘back in time’ through a mobile exhibition of photos dating back to the early 18th century.

Mr. Thomas Matthew, Chief Cultural Officer at the Ministry of Culture and Heritage, told the Government Information Service on Thursday that the activity aims to present Grenada’s history to all age groups in an interactive and visual way.

“We decided to do a photo exhibition that would give the public an idea of the way things were, in terms of physical structure; how things have changed; and help them identify locations and their historical significance,” Mr. Matthew said.

The flagship heritage activity will pay a one-day visit to each of the parishes, including Carriacou, and will be open for viewing from 9:00 am. to 8:00 pm. Museum personnel and Culture officials will be present at each site to present vivid explanations of the various historical occurrences and images depicted.

“We are hoping that various schools will come in during the day and when persons come from work that they will come and see the exhibition as well”.

Mr. Matthew said the displays around the country will feature a special mount that will showcase what the hosting parish looked like in the yesteryears.

“So for instance, in St. David’s we will have pictures specific to the parish. So, people can see what Requin Bay looked like and some of the buildings that were there,” he said. “People will be able to see how the landscape has changed as well as the modes of dress and ethnicity back then”.

“Our intention is to drive the population’s interest in our history and heritage on a whole, and once that is achieved, we will then design what can be done for the upcoming Heritage Months,” Mr. Matthew said.

The Mobile Exhibition activity begins exactly one day after the National Museum’s 39th anniversary.

The exhibition runs from April 10 to 28 according following schedule:





10th April, 2015

St. David’s Community Center, Corinth, St. David’s


9:00am – 8:00pm

13th April, 2015

Grenville Market Building, Ben Jones Street, Grenville, St. Andrew’s


9:00am – 8:00pm

15th April, 2015

Digital Photo Studio, Main Street, Sauteurs


9.00am – 8:00pm

17th April, 2015

Victoria Hotel, Queen Street, St. Mark’s


9.00am – 8:00pm

21st April, 2015

St John’s Pastoral Center, St. Peter’s Street, Gouyave, St. John’s


9:00am – 8:00pm

24th April, 2015

Belair Park, Carriacou


9:00am – 8:00pm

28th April, 2015

National Museum, Young Street, St. George’s


9:00am – 8:00pm




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