Our newest Exhibit was officially opened on Tuesday 24th October at the Special Exhibition Room at the National Museum.
This exhibition, which is a collaborative effort between the ECCB and the Trust focuses on the History of Commerce & Banking in St. Kitts.
A brief opening ceremony was held to mark the auspicious occasion. It was attended by His Excellency the Governor General Sir Tapley Seaton, Governor of the ECCB– Timothy Antoine & Deputy Governor Trevor Braithwaite, Minister of Culture Hon. Shawn Richards, Ambassador to the Republic of China on Taiwan and other dignitaries and representatives from the ECCB, the Ministry of Trade, the banking sector and business houses.
Executive Director of the National Trust Ryllis Percival in her opening remarks stated that the National Trust uses special exhibitions to educate the public about the island’s history and heritage. “The National Trust is geared towards educating people in St. Kitts about our history and culture and we try to do that with our special exhibitions. We have been mounting them since last December. We did them in collaboration with the National Archives and we are really excited to be putting on this exhibition in conjunction with the Central Bank.”
ECCB’s Governor, Timothy Antoine said his institution is pleased to work with the St. Christopher National Trust, adding that it is a natural partnership.
“You are in the preservation business and we are in the preservation business,” Antoine explained. “You preserve heritage and we preserve monetary and financial stability.”
In acknowledging the Trust for the work it has been doing in preserving the heritage, Antoine said, “I sense that this is not merely a work, but indeed a veritable labour of love and for that we are grateful.” Antoine added that the “exhibition provides some historical perspectives, and it looks back to see not only from whence St. Kitts has come, but how far St. Kitts has come.” He commended the National Trust for the initiative, conveyed his pleasure with the partnership, and expressed the hope that all who visit the museum to see the exhibition will be informed and inspired, especially the younger generation.
Admission to the Special Exhibition is EC$5 and it is open to the public until Friday, November 30, 2018.
Donations toward the exhibit are also welcomed.
The Museum is open Monday-Friday from 8:00a.m– 4:00p.m and on Saturdays from 9:00 am– 1:00p.m