Young people urged to learn their history as part of History and Heritage Week

Brimstone Hill Fortress

ZIZ News…February 14, 2010 – As part of and in support of History and Heritage Week which begins today, 14th February, the National Museum in St Kitts will be holding an open day which will take place tomorrow, Monday, 15th February from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm. Admission will be free.

Speaking on a recent edition of Upfront, shown as part of ZIZ Evening News, Sir Probyn Inniss, President of the Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park Society and also Chairman of the History and Heritage Committee, called for the Federation’s young people to play a more active role in appreciating their history and being proud of their heritage.

Sir Probyn said:

“Older people tend to embody history. If you have been living for 50 or 60 years there is a lot of history inside of you. Things that you have participated in, things you have seen. A younger person would not have had that in any natural way. We really want them, apart from what they have learnt in their text books in school, to have an appreciation of what our history is, because we believe it is not only rich and varied but we know more about our people, our history and it will give us a sense of pride and commitment to our country. We are asking the young citizens to concentrate on the building blocks of nation building. ”

One of the main activities of History and Heritage Week will be a lecture given by Robert Livingstone Morris, a historian and educationalist from Barbados, who will be addressing audiences in both St Kitts and Nevis.

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