Remembering the ’32 Storm (Cayman Brac Museum)

Claiming the lives of one hundred and nine people on Cayman Brac, the 1932 Storm has left an indelible mark on the island’s community. Every ten years, an exhibit is launched to commemorate the harrowing event, and the lives of those lost. CINM maintains an involvement in this effort, mounting an exhibit in Grand Cayman in 2002 that was recreated in Cayman Brac, but regrettably destroyed by Hurricane Paloma in 2008.

On November 8th 2012, CINM’s Curations and Collections Manager helped to launch a new special exhibit alongside curatorial staff at the Cayman Brac Museum, honouring the Caymanians lost in 1932.

 

Traditional Architecture (National Trust for the Cayman Islands’ Mission House)

Inspired by a lecture given by Trust Historic Programmes Manager, Denise Bodden, CINM’s Curations and Collections Manager collaborated with the National Trust to create an exhibition showcasing traditional Caymanian architecture, specifically wattle and daub houses.

The exhibit also describes the Mission House’s own architectural changes over time, and features contributions by John Doak and Tony Powell, with a featured section of the Mission House’s original wattle and daub walls. A 9 ½ x 7 mural by artist Joyce Everhart-Hoff hangs on the wall, depicting a traditional home and yard.

 

Kirk Harbour Site and Stepwell (Bayside Mall, Kirk Harbour Site)

After a rescue and salvage archaeology operation in 2003, the Museum installed a small display of objects from an extensive archaeological collection at Kirk Harbour Site and its historic Step Well. The Museum expresses its sincere gratitude to property owner, Gerry Kirkconnell and the entire Kirkconnell family for preserving this historic site.