Caribbean Ties holiday program in Aruba
During the school holidays, the National Archaeological Museum Aruba hosted a holiday program for children focused on Caribbean Ties.
The program included an educational scavenger hunt through the Lasonan Caribeño exhibition, through which children learned about indigenous Amerindian history in Aruba and the Caribbean. The childred made music using indigenous instruments. In collaboration with the Stichting Monumentenfonds, Parvenir Restaurations, and Stichting Rancho, a 'curso di kalki' taught the children about the importance of preserving traditional limestone ovens.
Together with local Aruban artist Trudy Lampe, a pottery-making workshop was organized. The children also decorated indigenous inspired stamps and made 'tinklers' and 'shakers'.
The workshop was a great success in teaching children about their Aruban cultural history!