When I first discovered this large stone with three rounded holes I was sceptical. Then I thought what if, what if. I guess I was in a state of shock, but then when reality settled in, I knew that I had found the rock art of our First Peoples.”
Eric Lewis, curator of the Moruga Museum and an active researcher and collector of First Peoples archaeological items, did not expect to find a petroglyph on this part of his estate because it was more than a mile away from his nearest working site. However, it did make sense.
On 8th April 2017. The Moruga Museum will host its first Cocoa and Chocolate day. The event will give the history of the history of the cocoa industry over the last few centuries based on the Archival information of the Moruga Museum’s Archive.
The processess involved in cocoa preperation and the chocolate process. Invitations are being sent out to the various government Ministries and Members of the Diplomatic corum. The Moruga cocoa cooperative will also be launched on the same date at the event. Participating will be the members of the Merikin Inc. organisation. Schools that have participated in the educational chocolate making programme will also be participating.
The future of the cocoa and the chocolate industry in Moruga will be further explored, it is hoped that the Moruga Cocoa Cooperative will enguage in ways to export and seek partnership to supply a larger chocolate producing company externally.
The Moruga Museum is regestered as an Official organization in the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. The Moruga Museum has satisfied the Ministry of Legal Affairs with the necessary documents, as required by the government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. All legal documents have been updated in keeping with the given protocol.
The Museum has its own bank account in Island of Trinidad, with the First Citizens Bank. Donations to the Moruga Museum can be made in the name of the organization at any of the First Citizens Banks in Trinidad and Tobago.
The Moruga Museum is under the patronage of the Prince of Moruga HRH Eric Lewis and is funded by him and his Estate.
The Moruga Museum is opened Monday through Friday, from 8am to 4pm.
On Saturdays and holidays by request.
Telephone: 1 868 355 8319
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The Cultural, Historic and Heritage Town of Moruga will be Celebrating a Spanish Heritage Day.
The Spanish Heritage Day is expected to draw several dignitaries to Moruga, among which will be the Spanish Ambassador. The Heritage day will be held in collaboration with the Head Stake holders of the Town. The town’s schools have been invited to attend the event among other heads of the Township of Moruga. All are invited to attend, especially persons with Hispanic (Spanish ) ancestry.
The Event will be held at the Columbus Square in Moruga at the Legendary site where an annual re-enactment is dramatized by the local Town’s people.
The days event will commence with a Drive through tour of Moruga which will be with Members of Diplomatic consortium, visiting the Heritage, Historic sites and the Moruga Museum.
The event is under the Patronage of the Prince of Moruga HRH Eric Lewis.
The date has been Confirmed for Saturday 16th May 2015. Members of the Public are expected to be seated at 10:oo am.
Cultural performance will be done on the day, address by the relevant Diplomats. Food of Spanish and Local Cuisines will be enjoyed by the participants, this to is part of the cultural day’s proceedings.
Justification Moruga is one of the towns that have a diversified time frame of historic and pre-historic artefacts and matters of interest. A museum will permit the town to safeguard its socio- cultural and historic existence. Moruga is a remote and isolated town from other parts of the country and is relatively distant geographically from Port-of-Spain. Therefore, many individuals have not been able to visit the national museum hence having an established museum in the area will afford the people of Moruga the opportunity to visit a museum displaying their socio-historic culture. The Moruga museum collects and conserves the tangible and intangible heritage of the area and its environs, for the educational purposes and developing a sense of self worth and identity. We have the power to shape the society of tomorrow by securing yesterday’s stories. As a museum we are entrusted with the burden of receiving the cultural aspects and historic artefacts and interpreting the meaning and significance to later pass on to the future generations, bringing awareness to the younger ones of where they came from. The Moruga museum is intended to be diverse, not only focusing on one aspect of our rich history but showcasing all aspects that make up our diverse and multicultural society. Because of this it is necessary that the museum seek to acquire pieces that represent all the different cultures present, so that the exhibit will communicate with our people and show their heritage and continued development over the centuries. The museum seeks to offer the public a place of fun and educational exhibits.