Announcement of “Revisiting of 10th and 21st ”
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times,
it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness,
it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity,
it was the season of light, it was the season of darkness,
it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair,
we had everything before us, we had nothing before us,
we were all going direct to Heaven ……
From Charles Dickens’ fiction “A Tale of Two Cities”
It was a rare moment in the history of Belize when the Union Jack was lowered and the new Flag of Belize raised. Belize was born on September 20th, 1981. Belize, a Central American state with Caribbean‖connections, has been known for its small but ethnically diverse population. When we turn on the page of Belizean history, we saw that after Spanish fleet, British imperialism ensued in Belize. Time flies. This year is 31st Birthday of Belize and 214th anniversary of the Battle of St. George’s Caye. We celebrate our independence and growth, meanwhile, we cherish the imprint of histories that bought us nutrients of today’s development.
As retrospecting to the road of our independence, how do we re-understand Belize? This September the Museum of Belize offers “Revisiting of 10th and 21st” this exhibition of primary documents on two significant events in history of Belize: the Battle of St. George’s Caye and the movement to independence. It should be noted that is not a comprehensive publican only a short selection. The effort focused on providing eye-witness and first-hand accounts.
If the exhibition and these supplementary texts enable the visitors to relive and appreciate anew the trajectory of Belize, even further personal study, that is the purpose of the Museum of Belize to do what we do. Come to the Museum of Belize in person and read on ……