In an attempt to preserve Marsh Harbour’s history, one native son has taken to the internet as an effective resource to chronicle the past. The Marsh Harbour Online Museum, brainchild of Robert Key, aims to host photos and stories from generations both long past and those fading.
Currently the Marsh Harbour Online Museum only maintains a Facebook page. However, plans are in place for a permanent website to categorize and better share the history of Marsh Harbour.
Photos chronicling the opening of the Marsh Harbour Airport, old maps, and the forefathers of many families can be found. The idea is to ask the public to submit and share their history. Photos and old stories are to be preserved for generations to reflect on.
Robert Key said, “Marsh Harbor is laden with a rich and colorful history. I feel as a young and proud Bahamian that we must record and preserve our unique heritage. I hope, in this small way, we can foster awareness in our fellow Bahamians, our children and visitors alike as to where we came from as well as to chart a course for a prosperous future.”
Search on Facebook for “Marsh Harbour Online Museum” and add to Abaco’s history.