A fund-raising campaign was launched in October to help complete necessary funding needs in order to open the doors with an inaugural exhibit. Recent response from the private sector has been promising but slow. It is hoped that with the start of a new fiscal year, more consideration will be given by the private sector to assist in seeing this project completed. Despite recent funding setbacks, the outlook for '97 is excellent and we hope to make a big step towards opening this year.
The Artifact Collections Committee, headed by Mrs. Pinita Verde, is continuing its efforts in locating relevant pieces for exhibit in the museum. Already many interesting and unique pieces have been loaned to the Society for exhibit use. These include items of jewelry and clothing, memorabilia and instruments from the first band of San Pedro, and military pieces thought to have been brought down from the Yucatan during the Guerra de Castes. There is still need for other pieces and photographs relating to early colonial village life in San Pedro. Anyone interested in joining this effort is asked to contact Mrs. Verde at 026-2104. The Ambergris Historical Society wishes to express its sincere thanks to all who have given their whole-hearted support in this endeavor, and continues to look forward to OPENING DAY!