Tobagonians and visitors can now explore Tobago’s rich history through re-enactments and explanations on the use of the structures at Fort King George with the opening of the Interactive Museum last Sunday. Glenda Rose Layne, coordinator for culture with the Tobago House of Assembly, explains that the Museum is about “celebrating spaces.”
“The military cemetery, what it’s about? The bell tank, what was it used for?” The questions would be answered with the help of actors who were trained in various styles of theatre, said Rose Layne.
“It’s different to acting on a stage, it’s a re-enactment in unconventional spaces,” she said, adding that the actors would perform for three days a week, with two shows a day, with larger performances on Sundays. She said the plan was to have museum operating throughout the year and getting schools involved in the process.
Rose Layne reminded that the Heritage Museum Exhibit was opened last week at the Fort, creating a space to showcase important artifacts in Tobago’s history, as well as contemporary pieces from the 20th century.
“We looked at it from a thematic point of view, using the Tobago Heritage Festival as a nucleus. For example, the Moriah Wedding and the emblems and some of the dances,” she said.