Saint Lucia's Colourful Past
Towards Reassembling the Fragments
An archaeological exhibition was held from 14 January 2016 for one month at the unique, pyramidshaped building of Alliance Francaise de Sainte-Lucie at Point Seraphine, Castries. The event featured, among other things, short presentations by SLNA, PÉYI, poet Kendel Hippolyte and a guest archaeologist from Guadeloupe. The ‘interrogative’ exhibition was undertaken by PÉYI (People Engaging in Your Interest), Saint Lucia National Archives (SLNA) and Alliance Française de Sainte-Lucie, with the collaboration of private collectors, under the theme “Reassembling St. Lucia’s archaeological fragments” and sought to raise public awareness, particularly among the youth, of the importance of protecting our bio-cultural patrimony and establishing a National Museum in Saint Lucia; the work of SLNA was highlighted and the aim to familiarise the public with the artifacts of Saint Lucia’s pre-Columbian era contained in the island’s checkered history.