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Local Field Trips:  

50th Annual ACH Conference

OPTIONAL CONFERENCE FIELD TRIPS

There are three (3) optional field trip destinations on offer this year.

1. Heritage Finders Passport (Wednesday, June 13, 2018)

$120 BDS/$60 US per person

This tour is an exciting combination of a walking tour and museum experiences within the UNESCO World Heritage property Historic Bridgetown and its Garrison.  Accompanied by an experienced guide, we will visit the trifecta of Heritage in Bridgetown: Exchange - A Place of Mystery and Discovery, the Nidhe Israel Museum & Synagogue and the Museum of Parliament and the National Heroes Gallery all cutting edge heritage facilities opened within the past decade or so. 

Transportation will be provided from the conference venue and participants will have the opportunity to visit the local shops of Bridgetown.  The tour will be approximately 3 hours and 30 mins and will take place in the afternoon of Wednesday, June 13, 2018.

 

2. We Rum: A Grog a Day Keeps the Enemies Away (Option 1: Friday, June 15, 2018)

$200 BDS/ $100 US per person

Experience the best in Barbados rum, great company and intriguing history on our We Rum: A Grog a Day Keeps the Enemies Away tour.  This rum and defense tour explores the impact, which rum had on the island as well as examining how sugar cane development encouraged greater protection of the island through the establishment of the British Military Garrison. Join us as we explore the facilities of Foursquare Rum Distillery, Mount Gay Rum, as well as the UNESCO World Heritage property Historic Bridgetown and its Garrison with a stop at the National Armory. The duration of this tour is 6 hours. Lunch is included.

 

3. Pigtails and Breadfruit Tour (Option 2: Friday, June 15, 2018)

$200 BDS/$100 US per person

Explore the origins of Barbadian food on our Pigtails and Breadfruit Tour.  Based on the book Pigtails and Breadfruit: Rituals of Slave Food by Austin Tom Clarke, the tour offers exciting history and a delicious introduction to Barbadian comfort foods.  The tour will showcase the cultural influences found in traditional Barbadian food and examine the ways in which it has developed and changed.  The tour will also allow participants to sample Barbadian fare along the route.

The duration of this tour is 5 hrs. All food is included along with a complimentary drink.

 

Tara Inniss, Secretary-Treasurer, Association of Caribbean Historians: achsecretary@gmail.com.