| NEWSLETTER October
Last Meeting – Our September meeting drew a diverse crowd. Sir Clement Maynard spoke about his book, Put On More Speed, and offered valuable insight to important socio-political developments of the last half century, such as the Women’s Suffrage Movement and Majority Rule. Afterwards, our guests had the opportunity to get their copies of Put On More Speed signed by Sir Clement.
Annual Journal of the Bahamas Historical Society – Volume 29 of our Journal will be out shortly – I hope in time to be mailed with the next newsletter! However, the Journal only goes to members whose membership is current. Quite a few renewals are still pending. Please make sure that you have paid your dues by the end of the month, so as to ensure being included in the mailing of the Journal.
NEXT MEETING - I would like to thank Mrs. Virginia Ballance, a member of our Management Committee for suggesting – and convincing – our next guest speaker:
COB Student Group Visits Museum – Earlier this month, a group of 48 history students from the College of the Bahamas visited our museum. Apart from the exhibits, they also watched a video of a past presentation given at one of our monthly meetings.
Museum News – After long debate, we have decided to change the admission policy to our museum. Instead of charging $1 per visitor, we have decided to make museum visits free of charge. Instead, we hope that we can encourage our visitors to be voluntarily generous and donate an amount they deem appropriate to the Society. For this purpose, a donation box has been installed near the front door. Also, as of this year, the museum now offers cold bottled water to its visitors at a price of $1 per bottle - a service that has often been asked for.
Accident – Last month, either on Sunday, 23rd September, or on Monday morning, 24th September, an accident occurred on Shirley Street resulting in damage to the Museum. Unfortunately, the responsible driver appears to have called a tow truck to remove the evidence, and failed to report the incident to the Police. Has anyone (or anyone you know) seen the accident, and can give us any details, so that we can present the repair bill to the right person(s)? This is the second such incident this year.