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Alton Lowe and President Nixon
GREEN TURTLE CAY, Abaco -- Forty years ago this month, on November 6, 1976,
surrounded by Bahamian, American, Canadian and British dignitaries and hundreds
of well-wishers, Bahamian artist and historian Alton Lowe watched as then
Minister of Tourism Clement Maynard cut the ribbon officially opening Green Turtle
Cay’s Albert Lowe Museum.
To commemorate the museum’s 40th anniversary, a cocktail reception entitled “An
Evening to Remember” will be held at the Bluff House Beach Resort on Green
Turtle Cay on
Saturday, January 7, 2017.
The event will feature a concert by Ronnie Butler Jr., the launch of THOSE WHO
STAYED, a coffee table book about Green Turtle Cay’s history by Bahamian
writer, Amanda Diedrick, and several memorable surprises. Originally planned
for November, “An Evening to Remember” was rescheduled to
January 7 so as not
to conflict with relief efforts related to Hurricane Matthew.
Named for Alton Lowe’s father, a renowned model ship maker, the Albert Lowe
Museum was the first historic museum in The Bahamas. For more than a year,
Alton scoured the country, collecting historic photographs, paintings,
sculptures, writings and artifacts that told the tales of the Lucayans who
lived here more than 500 years ago, the Loyalists who established modern-day
Abaco and generations of Bahamians who overcame astonishing adversity to make
their lives on these islands.
In the four decades since its launch, tens of thousands of Bahamians and
tourists have toured the Albert Lowe Museum, including former U.S. President
Richard Nixon, Lillian Carter (mother of former U.S. President Jimmy Carter),
singer Perry Como and actress Loretta Swit. The museum serves as a vital
educational tool, with hundreds of Bahamian school children visiting each year
to learn about their country's remarkable and unique history.
Tickets for “An Evening to Remember” are $50 each, and may be purchased through
Mandy Roberts at firstname.lastname@example.org or (242) 365-4402, or online at
www.albertlowemuseum.com. All event proceeds will benefit the Albert Lowe
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