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A family walking beside a colorful wall outside of the Junkanoo Educulture Museum.
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Educulture Junkanoo Museum

What once began as a temporary celebration of freedom for slaves who were given three days off for Christmas, soon blossomed into an exuberant, colorful parade called Junkanoo. Visit the Educulture Junkanoo Museum in Nassau for your own unique opportunity to discover, explore and celebrate the spirit of The Bahamas.

The History

Located on West Street in downtown Nassau, next to The National Art Gallery of The Bahamas, the Educulture Junkanoo Museum is the brainchild of Arlene Nash Ferguson, an expert on Bahamian culture and traditions. Having participated in Junkanoo parades from the age of four, and having served on the National Junkanoo Committee for 24 years, she wanted to honor the traditions of her heritage. As a result, she established Educulture Bahamas, which offers support services to schools, cultural and educational consultancies, and went on to build the Educulture Junkanoo Museum in her childhood home.

The Exhibits

Staged from room to room in their repurposed home, the museum’s exhibits depict an informative and interesting history of Junkanoo and The Bahamas, featuring costume pieces, traditional fabrics, music, and more. The Educulture Junkanoo Museum also offers a memorable interactive experience where you can make colorful masks, dance to Bahamian music, and maybe even meet a Junkanoo queen. Open Monday to Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm.

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