Sunday, 7 April 2013

Caribbean History: Toussaint Loverture & MUPANAH

Haiti Marks 210 Years Since Death of Toussaint Louverture
the statue of Louverture in Port-au-Prince (Photo: OPM Haiti)
Today, "Haiti Marks 210 Years Since Death of Toussaint Louverture"  See link to article in Carib Journal below

In 1983, the remains of Louverture were placed at the MUPANAH site. The Musée du Panthéon National Haïtien (MUPANAH) is a museum featuring the heroes of the independence of Haiti and the Haitian history and culture.


The museum traces Taínos, Spanish, and a section dedicated to the heroes of independence including silver gun with which Henri Christophe committed suicide and the bell used to announce the independence. It also contains chains of slavery, torture instruments, sculptures and temporary exhibitions of paintings. Another curiosity, the anchor of the Caravel of Christopher Columbus, the Santa María (ship) measuring 4 meters high.[2]

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