The First Caribbean Museum To Debut In The Broward Mall

The Caribbean diaspora is the first Caribbean museum in the U.S., the Island SPACE Caribbean Museum will have a soft opening in the Westfield Broward mall in Plantation Oct. 29 and 30.

SPACE is an acronym for the Society for the Promotion of Artistic and Cultural Education.

“People can see the work in progress,” says Calibe Thompson, executive director of Island SPACE. “You’ll see in our archives the story of the Caribbean unfold from the indigenous people to the colonial period to emancipation to independence when these islands began to come into their own with their own ... cultures.”

There will be sections and displays exploring arts and entertainment, religions of the Caribbean such as Voodoo and Santeria, and other sections will look at notable expatriates and people of Caribbean heritage such as vice presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris, U.S. Founding Father Alexander Hamilton and the first Black woman elected to the U.S. Congress, Shirley Chisholm.

Located at the northeast main entrance of the mall, next to Buffalo Wild Wings, the museum is broken into three spaces covering 5,500 square feet.

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