By: Curtis Morton
Charlestown—Nevis— On Monday, May 18, 2015 the Museums on the island of Nevis celebrated World Museums Day.
Ms. Gail Dore, at the Nelson’s Museum indicated that the observance of such a day worldwide started in 1977 and that the main purpose was to inform the general public about the importance of museums, what they have to offer and their basic roles within the society.
Two of the museums on Nevis, the Nelson’s Museum and the Alexander Hamilton Museum, both waived their fees for the day in an effort to attract additional visitors.
According to Ms. Dore, this is normally the case whenever this day comes around.
On special exhibit at the Nelson’s Museum for the day was the Nevis Recorder, a newspaper that served Nevis during the 1950’s and 60’s.
The Sports Museum on the other hand, featured information and photos of outstanding sports icons of various sports on the island.
That museum did not host any special activities as it is in the process of being moved to a new location.