Costa Rica National Museum Turns 125 Years Old
A May 4, 1887 was born the National Museum, located at the University of Santo Tomas and is until 1950 when it arrives at the headquarters located in Bella Vista. On May 6th the museum celebrates its 125 years with many achievements and challenges to meet, and remain as one of the places you go when you book travel specials.
"The Museum has gone through many stages, many changes and renovations. Even the way in celebrating the creation has changed. Today we want to do with a party with music, dance, acrobatics suitable for all age groups", said Wendy Segura, the press department of the National Museum.
The achievements can be mentioned the receipt of the country’s history in historical archaeological field, being a large research center, such as the construction of a national herbarium, collection of fossils, birds, eggs, mammals, among others.
In contrast, the challenges to meet their 125 years of creation are the creation of projects with a limited budget, adapt laws passed to protect the archaeological and historical sites and continue rescuing ancestral stories. A travel advice is that you take a few minutes and stop by this place, so you can check part of the huge history this place has.
Since the very first years, the Museum focused on scientific investigation, education, exhibition, and defense of the Costa Rica culture and natural heritage. Figures such as Anastasio Alfaro, Enrique Pittier, Pablo Biolley, Jose Castulo Zeledon, Adolfo Tonduz, Maria Fernandez de Tinoco, and Jose Fidel Tristan were crucial in the beginnings of the institution.
On a saturday afternoon, the ticos approached the Plaza de la Democracia where they carried out the activities to commemorate the museum.
Pre- Columbian animals descending from the walls, music, games and more were part of the celebration of 125 years of the National Museum.
The celebration is aimed at the reflection of those who went before us and left other ways of seeing the world.