National Archives hosts 1763 Rebellion exhibition
DPI, GUYANA, Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Earlier today, Secondary school students toured the 1763 Rebellion commemorative exhibition being hosted at the National Archives.
Archivist, Nadia Gamel-Carter, explained that the tour aims to highlight one of the most important events in Guyana’s history.
“The reason why they choose the date (February 23) for Republic Day was because around the same time one of the most successful slave rebellions occurred in Guyana and that set the pattern for the other rebellions that followed. We thought that even though we are in the Mash season we wanted you to know the other reasons why we are observing Republic Day.”
The archivist also urged the students, apart from visiting the National Library, to utilise the services of the Archives whenever they required additional information about the country’s history.
Some of the students shared their views with the Department of Public Information (DPI) about the exhibition.
Central High School student, D’Angelo Edwards: “I have learned a lot of things from this tour, though it is my first time here. It was a bit shocking because I had expected things to be different, but judging from today’s tour, it is amazing .” Edwards noted that he will continue to visit the archives for information and participate in other tours such as this.
Amaya Northe, also from Central High School, said that though she, “was expecting to see more man-made items… it has been quite informative,” especially in light of her current study on the 1763 Monument.
Northe remarked that the tour, “is like topping up my knowledge which gives me a more advanced information,” about the events taken place during that time and the treatment of our ancestors.
By: Neola Damon