…..That’s certainly what this journey has felt like. People to please, hoops to jump through and stacks of legal paperwork. BUT… we can now see a light at the end of the tunnel. Well, the governmental tunnel that is! As of May 31, we now officially have Central Bank approval to complete the sale of the property!! applause, applause
Renovations have already started and thank goodness we have a project manager!
***She is the cute one in the middle, Barbara***
That’s us knocking down a portion of the wall in front. This old wall was so wobbly and unstable, it really needed to come down, plus we were told kids used to stick firecrackers in the cracks of the wall! I’m surprised its still standing anyways!
***Even Peter got in on the fun!***
We officially started the renovations with cutting holes in the floor to see what we were working with. On first glance it didn’t look too bad, but with all renovations, on closer examination…. well lets just say, its going to be a lot of work.
In early June our Contractor started with the cistern. There is an existing cistern but it is very small and probably not enough to meet our needs. So two guys have been digging that. Whew ! What a job.
It doesn’t seem like much, but this is a couple months of hard work. And as I said in the beginning, I will try to keep everyone up to date on our exciting progress.
This project is more than preserving the history and heritage of Man-O-War, it is also teaching the next generation about their ancestors, something very few of them know about. But with the help of our Education officer Mrs. Burrelle Meeks, and all of the hard working volunteers, we well keep our history alive and well on Man-O-War Cay.
We hope you will join us and be part of history in the making. You can make a tax deductible contribution by following the instructions at the PERC website, or contact me directly at Man-O-War Heritage Museum, P.O. Box AB22955, Man-O-War Cay, Abaco Bahamas
Lots going on with our little Museum!