Educulture Junkanoo Museum, Nassau

Educulture Junkanoo Museum, Nassau

Educulture Junkanoo is a museum that celebrates Junkanoo, a carnival-like parade experience in the Bahamas. The parade was a celebration for the freedom of slaves who were given days off during Christmas. It eventually became a grand parade with floats and live music that fill the streets.

Educulture Junkanoo, which is held in the repurposed Ivern House, is a museum that focuses on Bahamian culture and traditions. It honors the island while supporting local schools and offering educational opportunities. The museum is located next to the National Art Gallery of the Bahamas in the Ivern House.

The museum was founded by Arlene Nash Ferguson. It is located in a repurposed home that has each room staged in a different style of history and culture. Some of the items on display include costume pieces, traditional fabrics and music. There is also an interactive experience that allows visitors to dance and make traditional masks.

Educulture Junkanoo is open Monday through Friday from 9 AM to 5 PM.
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Sight Name: Educulture Junkanoo Museum
Sight Location: Nassau, Bahamas (See walking tours in Nassau)
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
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