Man-O-War Heritage Museum

Preserving History & Heritage on a tiny Island.


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Donation site

The initial reason for starting a Museum blog was to make people aware of what we are trying to do for the Museum and to raise funds.  Its a huge task raising $200,000.00 but one I’m sure we can accomplish.  So, to help the process along, I have put together a page on a donation site.  It seems to be pretty user friendly and more importantly, easily accessible to everyone. I know it seems cheezy to some, but I have had some legitimate questions regarding how do make donations and this seemed to be the easiest way to do it.  And, as a bonus, you can see the financial progress.  It wont list the donations already made or the money given to The Museum privately, but its a start.  I am very proud and excited to tell you we are about 10% of the way towards our goal.  I know it doesn’t seem like much to some, but you gotta start somewhere and in my mind, we have only just begun!

The other reason for the blog is to tell the story of Man O War Cay in a way that is easy to read and informational.  I’m having a great time telling the stories and I hope you are enjoying reading them.  Is there a story you would like to hear about?  Let me know and if I can get the facts and information I can add them to the blog.

I want to thank each and every one of you for your support and if you feel so inclined, check out the donation site. Wouldn’t you like to be part of this community and history in the making?  No donation is too small.

Check out the site here… http://www.youcaring.com/nonprofits/the-museum-is-moving-/224874

Chana

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Community

Community

In a world that is growing and changing every day, do you know what a community is? Well Man O War has that down pat! Websters Dictionary says a community is a group of people working together for a common goal.

It is a Bahamian tradition to have a cook out to help raise funds for one reason or another and MOW is a perfect example of a fund raiser done right. An opportunity for the community to show their support and get some of that good food the MOW ladies are so famous for.

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The Community Clinic here on Man O War sat empty for far to many years. The only way some folks saw a doctor is when one came to the island or maybe one of the second homeowners was some sort of physician and they provided advise or care when needed. But those days are over thankfully!! We have a lovely Nurse living on the island and running the clinic, Nurse Renee’ Eldon. She is doing the best she can with what she has, but the Clinic is as old as most of the homes on MOW and in dire need of renovation. So what do the good people of MOW do when funds are needed….. have a cook out!!

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Nurse Renee’ and Mady Albury put together a fund raiser and the community came out in full force. For only $14 you got a Man O War size meal, complete with all those yummy sides. You know, the ones we all love but have to limit ourselves from. Mac & Cheese, potato salad, cole slaw and sweets like there was no tomorrow!! And within one hour we were sold out!! It was so great to see so many people come out and support their community. Young and old. Even some that had a hard time getting around came and sat in their golf carts, just to be a part of this event. A tiny community of only about 300, but a strong unified community if I ever saw one.

image That’s Nurse Renee’ with her ever present smile

image Mady whipping up her famous conch fritters

Community, a group of people unified with a common goal. Yes thats us. Aren’t we luck!!