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Information-gathering Workshop on Orange Walk’s Historical Landmarks

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Posted: Tuesday, June 20, 2017. 3:01 pm CST.

By BBN Staff: The National Institute of Culture and History (NICH) through the Institute for Social and Cultural Research, the Museum of Belize and Houses of Culture will commence research on the various historical landmarks in and around Orange Walk Town.

The first activity is an information-gathering workshop to be held on Saturday, June 24 from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at the Banquitas House of Culture, Orange Walk Town.

The main objectives of the workshops are to develop a comprehensive list of historic buildings and sites associated with historic and cultural events and to identify key resource persons with historical information, collectibles, and photos.

The immediate output from the workshop will be the development of the fifth volume of the Walk through Series publication. The Walk through Series are monographs which feature the historical, social, and cultural landmarks and places of memory within each of Belize’s municipalities.

The series is designed to provide educational and historical references for students, educators, tour guides, tourists and the general public. Earlier volumes feature Belize City, Dangriga, San Ignacio and Santa Elena, and most recently Benque Viejo del Carmen.

In addition, the Museum of Belize will be collaborating with us to gather photos, collectibles and pertinent information toward the development of an exhibition with displays and other educational resources on several of these sites at the Banquitas House of Culture.

The exhibit will be launched in September of 2017.

The workshop will begin at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 24 and will be open to the general public. Persons with knowledge, collectibles or photos of the historical landmarks and or events are especially encouraged to attend.

For more information about the workshop or to confirm your attendance kindly contact:  Phylicia Pelayo/ Giovanni Pinelo, Institute for Social and Cultural Research, NICH Administration Building, Belmopan, Belize C.A. Phone:  822-3307 Email: phylicia.pelayo@nichbelize.org.



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