Our heartfelt thanks to all who have called or written to check on the Albert Lowe Museum since Hurricane Dorian. Your kind words and good wishes have been much appreciated.
Though thankfully, our historic museum building withstood the storm, it sustained significant damage. Several windows were blown out, and the resulting wind and water intrusion wreaked havoc on the building structure and artifacts within it.
As you can no doubt appreciate, the nearly two years since Hurricane Dorian have been difficult ones on Green Turtle Cay. Though we’ve been eager to begin the necessary museum repairs, there have been more pressing needs within the community, such as ensuring everyone has shelter, adequate food and water, etc. And of course, the global pandemic has slowed down recovery throughout Abaco.
Now that some of the more urgent needs have been addressed, the time has come to turn our attention to restoring and reopening the museum.
Green Turtle Cay property owners and museum supporters Matthew and Shannon Matlack have launched a GoFundMe page to assist in raising the estimated $100,000-$200,000 needed for repairs.
If you’d like to assist in the restoration of the Albert Lowe Museum, please consider making a donation to the GoFundMe page. We’re incredibly grateful for any assistance you can provide.
Welcome to the Albert Lowe Museum, the first historic museum in the Bahamas. Located in the heart of quaint and colourful New Plymouth, the museum is a must-see for any visitor to Green Turtle Cay.
Within the walls of this restored heritage home – one of the oldest on the island – are housed hundreds of years of island history, told through photographs, paintings, sculptures, artifacts, model ships, written documents, quilts and more.
This website is designed to provide all the information you’ll need to visit and enjoy the museum. If you have questions that aren’t answered here, or need further information, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
Slide show images © 2016 Tom Walters.