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This rambling array of gun emplacements and military
buildings is best known today for the absolutely breathtaking prospect
that it offers. From the Heights one can look far out over English Harbour,
and on Sunday afternoons the view is accompanied by barbecue, rum punch,
and the plangent strains of steel band and reggae music. The site is named
for General Shirley, Governor of the Leeward Islands when the area was
fortified in the late eighteenth century. Close by is the cemetery, in
which stands an obelisk erected in honour of the soldiers of the 54th
Sea View Farm Village
Antiguan folk pottery dates back at least to the
early 18th century, when slaves fashioned cooking vessels from local clay.
Today, folk pottery is fashioned in a number of places around Antigua, but
the center of this cottage industry is Sea View Farm Village. The clay is
collected from pits located nearby, and the wares are fired in an open
fire under layers of green grass in the yards of the potters' houses. Folk
pottery can be purchased at outlets in the village as well as at a number
of stores around the island. Buyers should be aware that Antiguan folk
pottery breaks rather easily in cold environments.
Harmony Hall Art Gallery
Hall, in Brown's Bay at Nonsuch Bay, is the center of the Antiguan arts
community. Exhibits change throughout the year, but the annual highlights
are the Antigua Artist's Exhibition and the Craft Fair, both in November.
The sugar mill tower around which Harmony Hall is built has been converted
to a bar and provides its patrons with one of the island's best panoramic
views, including a fine prospect of Nonsuch Bay.
Antigua and Barbuda
This charming museum tells the story of Antigua and
Barbuda from its geological birth through the present day. A cool oasis in
the middle of St. John's, the museum contains a
wide variety of fascinating objects and exhibits, ranging from a life-size
replica of an Arawak dwelling to the bat of Viv
Richards, one of the greatest cricket players of all time.
Visit their website at: www.antiguamuseums.org
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and Archaeological Society, a vibrant and dedicated group of persons
interested in preserving the past to enrich the future. Membership
entitles you to:
- Monthly Field Trips
- Quarterly Newsletter
- Access to excellent Research Facilities
- Discounts on Items Bought at the Museum Gift Shop
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