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Ronnie Butler Jr., son of legendary Bahamian artist, performed for the first time in The Bahamas since he was a child at a gala marking the fortieth anniversary of the Albert Lowe Museum in Green Turtle Cay.

Albert Lowe Museum Celebrates Forty Years

Over one hundred locals and guests came together at the Bluff House in Green Turtle Cay to celebrate the Fortieth Anniversary of the Albert Lowe Museum which featured a book signing and a historic musical performance.

Tom Walters, husband of author Amanda Diedrick, was pleased with the turn out for the celebration/fundraiser for the museum, which he called “A cultural treasure on Green Turtle Cay.”

The event also was a book launch for ‘Those Who Stayed,’ by Amanda Diedrick, which is a brand new book reflecting on the history of Green Turtle Cay – “The tale of the hardy few who built Green Turtle Cay.”

Also a part of the gala event was the son of the Bahamian music icon, Ronnie Butler Jr., who sang a selection of pop and calypso music for the large crowd. This marked his first performance in The Bahamas since he was nine-years-old.

A man looks into the past of Green Turtle Cay.

There were a number of pictorial displays and exhibits from the Albert Lowe Museum highlighting historic moments in Green Turtle Cay’s history as well as an eight millimeter film from the 1950s that was on loan from Winston Albury.

Green Turtle Cay Council’s Chief Councillor, Matt Lowe welcomed everyone and spoke about the importance of the museum and how it helps brings tourism to the island as well as being a resource for school kids. He thanked Alton Lowe for his desire to keep and preserve Bahamian history and congratulated Amanda Diedrick for her book launch and wished her well.

Mrs. Diedrick thanked Alton Lowe, who is also a prolific Bahamian artist, for his assistance, “without him the Museum wouldn’t be here and my book wouldn’t be here.”

There were also a number of items on display for a silent auction ranging from pictures and artwork to jewelry, golf cart rentals and cottage stays and more.

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Bradley Albury
Editor-in-Chief of The Abaconian.

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