Man-O-War residents turned out on a bright sunny Saturday morning, April 1, 2017, to honour and record their heritage boatbuilders for posterity. Recognizing this historic link to the island’s fame, Obie Wilchcombe, Minister for Tourism, addressed the crowd and acknowledged his ministry's financial contribution to the bronze memorial plaques.
“Adventure, Enterprise and Infamy” was the theme of the Twelfth Annual Island Roots Heritage Festival (IRHF) in Green Turtle Cay on May 6 through 8, with much of the look and feel of the festival centered on piracy.
Replete with cultural imagery, from period clothing, to native songs along with arts, crafts and more, the Wyannie Malone Historical Museum held their annual Heritage Day at Jarret Park in historic Hope Town on Friday, March 4.
Under the theme “Our Heritage, Our Environment, Our Responsibility” the Eleventh Annual Island Roots Heritage Festival (IRHF) in Green Turtle Cay treated visitors to a bevy of native foods, music, arts and crafts, games and informative talks on May 1 through 3.
Generations and Generations of the legendary Wyannie Malone attended the Hope Town Heritage Day Festival on Saturday, March 7 along with visitors of near and far. The first known “Heritage Day” took place in 1978 but was called “Abaco Week” instead of “Heritage Day.” The festival took place at Jarrett Park where there was the food stand, baked goods, cold beverages, Museum T-Shirts and the game tables of Hoopla and Pick the Lollipop for the kids.
Sharing Abaco’s Culture was the theme of the Tenth Annual Island Roots Heritage Festival (IRHF) in Green Turtle Cay where locals and visitors alike were treated to a variety of native foods, music, drama, games and informative talks on May 2 through 4.
In a short, but to the point, address, Tanisha Charlton, the Junior Minister of Tourism for Abaco, reminded people why our island was an obvious tourist destination. She spoke to the crowd at the recent Island Roots Heritage Festival on Green Turtle.
One of the Informative Talks scheduled for the 10th Island Roots Festival was Shane Cash’s talk on “Bahamian Culture.”
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.
Despite overcast skies and intermittent, light rain hundreds of locals and visitors came out to enjoy the annual Hope Town Heritage Day.