Large Turnout for the Island SPACE Caribbean Museum Reopening

by Howard Campbell

PLANTATION – Members of South Florida’s West Indian neighborhood got here out in numbers on April 8, for the reopening of Island SPACE Caribbean Museum at Broward Mall in Plantation.

It formally opened at a distinct location at Broward Mall in October 2021, however the present venue is a roomier lodging. Co-founder David Muir reckons as many as 600 patrons attended the occasion.

Island SPACE Caribbean Museum reopening

“All through the day, friends shared that they represented locations like Haiti, Cuba, Guyana, the US Virgin Islands, Venezuela, St. Lucia, Antigua, america, and whilst distant because the Center East. The combination of people that confirmed curiosity by visiting Island SPACE Caribbean Museum confirmed to us that our heritage will not be solely necessary to individuals from the area, however is fascinating additionally to these from far past,” he mentioned.

Island SPACE Caribbean MuseumMuir disclosed that representatives from the vacationer boards of The Bahamas, Barbados and Jamaica have been current. Together with friends, they seen a variety of artifacts from the English, Spanish and French-speaking Caribbean, some donated by celebrities.

“There’s clothes and tools from sporting heroes (resembling) Ato Boldon’s Over-the-High shades, Usain Bolt’s signed trainers, Alia Atkinson-signed swim cap, signed bats from Viv Richards, Chris Gayle, and so on, musical objects from stars like (drummer) Sly Dunbar and Spice’s head-to-toe efficiency outfits, Sean Paul’s platinum document, Willie Stewart’s Djembe drum in addition to celebrating our music varieties,” he mentioned.

Calibe Thompson and David Muir Island SPACE Caribbean Museum
Calibe Thompson and David Muir

Muir and Island SPACE Caribbean Museum co-founder Calibe Thompson have been additionally current to greet friends and share anecdotes in regards to the museum’s artifacts in addition to Caribbean tradition and historical past.

South Florida is house to thousands and thousands of, and descendants of immigrants, from Latin America, Haiti and the West Indies. Most of them reside in Miami and Fort Lauderdale, or smaller cities like Lauderhill, Lauderdale Lakes and Pembroke Pines.

Island SPACE Caribbean Museum grand reopening


Island SPACE Caribbean Museum is open Thursday by Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., and Sunday’s from 11:00 a.m. to six:00 p.m.


Originally posted 2023-04-09 21:32:35.