Crop Over Heritage Lecture & Tour

Jamal Weekes Ministry News

George Washington House. (FP)

George Washington House. (FP)

Persons who are keen to increase their knowledge of Barbados’ unique heritage and culture will have yet another opportunity with the staging of this year’s Crop Over Heritage Lecture & Tour.

The events which take place on Thursday, July 14, are being presented by the National Cultural Foundation in collaboration with the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Youth and its stakeholders.

The tour will begin at 10.00 a.m. and patrons will be allowed to visit various sites of interest including the Garrison Tunnels; George Washington House; St. Ann’s Fort and the Barbados Museum and Historical Society.

They will also be treated to live interpretations and reenactments of the Changing of the Guard, as well as displays by the Barbados Defence Force Band Drum Corps from 11.00 a.m.

The lecture, entitled: Strategies and Tactics of Colonial Defence and Control, and the Response from the Trenches will be delivered by veteran trade unionist and Ambassador, Robert Morris at St Ann’s Fort, the Garrison, beginning at 7.30 p.m.

All are encouraged to come out and learn more about Barbados’ history as the country reflects on its 50th Anniversary of Independence and the 5th Anniversary of the Inscription of Historic Bridgetown and its Garrison. For more information person may contact call Stacia Bryan at 417-6610.

jamal.weekes@barbados.gov.bb

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