National Trust of Guyana

National Trust of Guyana The main responsibility of the National Trust is to aid in the preservation of all monuments in Guyana. Under the National Trust Act, the term ‘monuments’ includes any building, structure, object or other work of man or of nature whether above or below the surface of the land or the floor of the sea within territorial waters of Guyana and any site, cave or excavation.

National Monuments are the vested responsibility of the National Trust and are gazetted as such after approval by Parliament.

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With just 14 days to go, the National Trust of Guyana, under the purview of the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sport, wi...
26/07/2021
Tenth Annual Children's Heritage Awareness Programme

With just 14 days to go, the National Trust of Guyana, under the purview of the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sport, will be launching its first virtual Children's Heritage Awareness Programme. This free educational programme developed by the Trust, the national heritage agency under the guidance of the ministry, will be conducted virtually through Zoom and Google Classrooms. This stimulating and fun-packed programme will serve as a platform for children from 8-11 years old to increase their awareness about the importance of monuments, heritage sites, landmarks, and Guyana's heritage to the younger generations learn about Guyana's cultural and natural heritage diversity. The programme will be held from August 09-13, 2021, from 9:30 hrs to 12:00 hrs.

Have you registered your child? If not, there is still time!. Click on the link to be redirected to the registration form. Also, feel free to share among your family and friends!

For more details about the registration process, please refer to the flyer or contact us using the contact details listed.

Registration link: https://form.jotform.com/211436532463653

Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sport - Guyana Ministry of Tourism, Industry and Commerce Wooden Architecture (Guyana) Heritage

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Feel free to share the link! The National Trust of Guyana is pleased to announce the 10th Annual Children’s Heritage Awa...
19/07/2021
Tenth Annual Children's Heritage Awareness Programme

Feel free to share the link!

The National Trust of Guyana is pleased to announce the 10th Annual Children’s Heritage Awareness Programme. This educational programme developed by the Trust, the national heritage agency under the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sport, will be conducted virtually through Zoom and Google Classrooms. This stimulating and fun-packed programme will serve as a platform for children from 8-11 years old to increase their awareness about the importance of monuments, heritage sites, landmarks, and Guyana’s heritage to the younger generations learn about Guyana’s cultural and natural heritage diversity. The programme will be held from August 09-13, 2021, from 9:30 hrs to 12:00 hrs.
For more details about the registration process, feel free to refer to the flyer below. If more information or clarity is needed, don’t hesitate to contact us (see listed contact details). It’s a FREE programme!!!
Want to register? Please visit this link: https://form.jotform.com/211436532463653

Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sport - Guyana Ministry of Tourism, Industry and Commerce Wooden Architecture (Guyana) Heritage

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It’s here again! The National Trust of Guyana is pleased to announce the 10th Annual Children’s Heritage Awareness Progr...
07/07/2021
Tenth Annual Children's Heritage Awareness Programme

It’s here again! The National Trust of Guyana is pleased to announce the 10th Annual Children’s Heritage Awareness Programme. This educational programme developed by the Trust, the national heritage agency under the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sport, will be conducted virtually through Zoom and Google Classrooms. This stimulating and fun-packed programme will serve as a platform for children from 8-11 years old to increase their awareness about the importance of monuments, heritage sites, landmarks, and Guyana’s heritage to the younger generations learn about Guyana’s cultural and natural heritage diversity. The programme will be held from August 09-13, 2021, from 9:30 hrs to 12:00 hrs.

For more details about the registration process, feel free to refer to the flyer below. If more information or clarity is needed, don’t hesitate to contact us (see listed contact details). It’s a FREE programme!!!

Want to register? Please visit this link: https://form.jotform.com/211436532463653

Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sport - Guyana, Ministry of Tourism, Industry and Commerce Wooden Architecture (Guyana) Heritage

Please click the link to complete this form.

Hi, there! When was the last time you visited the Christianburg Waterwheel? Covid has you stuck? Scan the QR code to lea...
09/06/2021

Hi, there! When was the last time you visited the Christianburg Waterwheel? Covid has you stuck? Scan the QR code to learn more about this colonial relic of Linden.

COVID 19 Alert: Please remember to stay safe and observe all guidelines issued within your respective jurisdictions.

Visit our website for more information at http://www.nationaltrust.gov.gy/

#heritageeducation #conservationconversation #heritage #culture #culturalheritage #heritagepreservation #Nationaltrustgy #NTG #Guyana #tourismguyana #GeorgetownGy

Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sport - Guyana Ministry of Tourism, Industry and Commerce Wooden Architecture (Guyana) Heritage

Hi, there! When was the last time you visited the Christianburg Waterwheel? Covid has you stuck? Scan the QR code to learn more about this colonial relic of Linden.

COVID 19 Alert: Please remember to stay safe and observe all guidelines issued within your respective jurisdictions.

Visit our website for more information at http://www.nationaltrust.gov.gy/

#heritageeducation #conservationconversation #heritage #culture #culturalheritage #heritagepreservation #Nationaltrustgy #NTG #Guyana #tourismguyana #GeorgetownGy

Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sport - Guyana Ministry of Tourism, Industry and Commerce Wooden Architecture (Guyana) Heritage

23/04/2021
International Day for Monuments and Sites 2021

This webinar is being conducted to observe the International Day for Monuments and Sites (IDMS) under the theme "Complex Pasts: Diverse Futures". This webinar's primary goal is to stimulate discussions among heritage professionals on the usually omitted narratives that can contribute significantly towards the sustainable cultural heritage of a society.

Join us this evening at 6 PM as we conduct our webinar under the theme “Complex Pasts: Diverse Futures”. The webinar wil...
23/04/2021

Join us this evening at 6 PM as we conduct our webinar under the theme “Complex Pasts: Diverse Futures”. The webinar will also be streamed live to our page.

Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sport - Guyana Ministry of Tourism, Industry and Commerce Wooden Architecture (Guyana) Heritage

Join our webinar on April 23, 2021, and listen to our presenters present on various aspect of Guyana’s cultural heritage!

Webinar details:

Please click the link below to join the webinar:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89505808823

Webinar ID: 895 0580 8823

COVID 19 Alert: Please remember to stay safe and observe all guidelines issued within your respective jurisdictions.

Visit our website for more information at http://www.nationaltrust.gov.gy/

#heritageeducation #conservationconversation #heritage #culture #culturalheritage #heritagepreservation #Nationaltrustgy #NTG #Guyana #tourismguyana #GeorgetownGy

Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sport - Guyana Ministry of Tourism, Industry and Commerce Wooden Architecture (Guyana) Heritage

Join us tomorrow as we discuss Guyana’s cultural heritage under the theme “Complex Pasts: Diverse Futures”. Among the th...
22/04/2021

Join us tomorrow as we discuss Guyana’s cultural heritage under the theme “Complex Pasts: Diverse Futures”. Among the three (3) panellists are Dr Allyson Stoll, who will be presenting on empowering people’s participation in the preservation of Guyana’s cultural heritage. Dr Joanne Collins-Gonsalves will be presenting on theatre & music in Georgetown, British Guiana, for the period 1890-1920. Our third panellist will be Mr Carlton Joao, who will be presenting on the restoration of St. George’s Cathedral, an iconic National Monument. This webinar will be moderated by the Chief Executive Officer of the National Trust of Guyana, Ms Nirvana Persaud.

Webinar details:

Please click the link below to join the webinar:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89505808823

Webinar ID: 895 0580 8823

COVID 19 Alert: Please remember to stay safe and observe all guidelines issued within your respective jurisdictions.

Visit our website for more information at http://www.nationaltrust.gov.gy/

#heritageeducation #conservationconversation #heritage #culture #culturalheritage #heritagepreservation #Nationaltrustgy #NTG #Guyana #tourismguyana #GeorgetownGy #IDMS2021 #IcomosIDMS2021

Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sport - Guyana Ministry of Tourism, Industry and Commerce Wooden Architecture (Guyana) Heritage

Join us tomorrow as we discuss Guyana’s cultural heritage under the theme “Complex Pasts: Diverse Futures”. Among the three (3) panellists are Dr Allyson Stoll, who will be presenting on empowering people’s participation in the preservation of Guyana’s cultural heritage. Dr Joanne Collins-Gonsalves will be presenting on theatre & music in Georgetown, British Guiana, for the period 1890-1920. Our third panellist will be Mr Carlton Joao, who will be presenting on the restoration of St. George’s Cathedral, an iconic National Monument. This webinar will be moderated by the Chief Executive Officer of the National Trust of Guyana, Ms Nirvana Persaud.

Webinar details:

Please click the link below to join the webinar:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89505808823

Webinar ID: 895 0580 8823

COVID 19 Alert: Please remember to stay safe and observe all guidelines issued within your respective jurisdictions.

Visit our website for more information at http://www.nationaltrust.gov.gy/

#heritageeducation #conservationconversation #heritage #culture #culturalheritage #heritagepreservation #Nationaltrustgy #NTG #Guyana #tourismguyana #GeorgetownGy #IDMS2021 #IcomosIDMS2021

Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sport - Guyana Ministry of Tourism, Industry and Commerce Wooden Architecture (Guyana) Heritage

Join us this Friday as we discuss Guyana’s cultural heritage under the theme “Complex Pasts: Diverse Futures”. Among the...
21/04/2021

Join us this Friday as we discuss Guyana’s cultural heritage under the theme “Complex Pasts: Diverse Futures”. Among the three (3) panellists are Dr Allyson Stoll, who will be presenting on empowering people’s participation in the preservation of Guyana’s cultural heritage. Dr Joanne Collins-Gonsalves will be presenting on theatre & music in Georgetown, British Guiana, for the period 1890-1920. Our third panellist will be Mr Carlton Joao, who will be presenting on the restoration of St. George’s Cathedral, an iconic National Monument. This webinar will be moderated by the Chief Executive Officer of the National Trust of Guyana, Ms Nirvana Persaud.

Topic:
‘Constituents and congregations’: empowering people’s participation in the preservation of Guyana’s cultural heritage

Discarding past ‘top-down’ approaches to preservation begun during the colonial period community stakeholders, or constituents, have begun to assert their right to identify, document and care for aspects of their cultural heritage they deem worthy of preservation. Drawing on examples of the evolution of the approaches – from the government-led preservation of Fort Island in the early 20th century to current initiative involving private efforts to rehabilitate significant sites – the presenter will illustrate the wide arc of the evolution of Guyana’s preservation efforts and initiatives, highlighting the pitfalls and opportunities associated preserving tangible and intangible elements, in view of current global concerns relating to climate change, social and economic inequality, accountability and transparency, and security, for example.

Bio
Dr. Allyson Stoll is an Historian and Historic Preservation specialist currently researching aspects of the plantation past of colonial Guyana and the Caribbean. She has taught in the Faculty of Earth and Environmental Sciences in Guyana and is an ex-Chair of the Board of Directors of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA-Guyana), and member of the Guyana Heritage Society.

Webinar details:

Please click the link below to join the webinar:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89505808823

Webinar ID: 895 0580 8823

COVID 19 Alert: Please remember to stay safe and observe all guidelines issued within your respective jurisdictions.

Visit our website for more information at http://www.nationaltrust.gov.gy/

#heritageeducation #conservationconversation #heritage #culture #culturalheritage #heritagepreservation #Nationaltrustgy #NTG #Guyana #tourismguyana #GeorgetownGy #IDMS2021 #IcomosIDMS2021

Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sport - Guyana Ministry of Tourism, Industry and Commerce Wooden Architecture (Guyana) Heritage

Join us this Friday as we discuss Guyana’s cultural heritage under the theme “Complex Pasts: Diverse Futures”. Among the three (3) panellists are Dr Allyson Stoll, who will be presenting on empowering people’s participation in the preservation of Guyana’s cultural heritage. Dr Joanne Collins-Gonsalves will be presenting on theatre & music in Georgetown, British Guiana, for the period 1890-1920. Our third panellist will be Mr Carlton Joao, who will be presenting on the restoration of St. George’s Cathedral, an iconic National Monument. This webinar will be moderated by the Chief Executive Officer of the National Trust of Guyana, Ms Nirvana Persaud.

Topic:
‘Constituents and congregations’: empowering people’s participation in the preservation of Guyana’s cultural heritage

Discarding past ‘top-down’ approaches to preservation begun during the colonial period community stakeholders, or constituents, have begun to assert their right to identify, document and care for aspects of their cultural heritage they deem worthy of preservation. Drawing on examples of the evolution of the approaches – from the government-led preservation of Fort Island in the early 20th century to current initiative involving private efforts to rehabilitate significant sites – the presenter will illustrate the wide arc of the evolution of Guyana’s preservation efforts and initiatives, highlighting the pitfalls and opportunities associated preserving tangible and intangible elements, in view of current global concerns relating to climate change, social and economic inequality, accountability and transparency, and security, for example.

Bio
Dr. Allyson Stoll is an Historian and Historic Preservation specialist currently researching aspects of the plantation past of colonial Guyana and the Caribbean. She has taught in the Faculty of Earth and Environmental Sciences in Guyana and is an ex-Chair of the Board of Directors of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA-Guyana), and member of the Guyana Heritage Society.

Webinar details:

Please click the link below to join the webinar:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89505808823

Webinar ID: 895 0580 8823

COVID 19 Alert: Please remember to stay safe and observe all guidelines issued within your respective jurisdictions.

Visit our website for more information at http://www.nationaltrust.gov.gy/

#heritageeducation #conservationconversation #heritage #culture #culturalheritage #heritagepreservation #Nationaltrustgy #NTG #Guyana #tourismguyana #GeorgetownGy #IDMS2021 #IcomosIDMS2021

Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sport - Guyana Ministry of Tourism, Industry and Commerce Wooden Architecture (Guyana) Heritage

Join us this Friday as we discuss Guyana’s cultural heritage under the theme “Complex Pasts: Diverse Futures”. Among the...
20/04/2021

Join us this Friday as we discuss Guyana’s cultural heritage under the theme “Complex Pasts: Diverse Futures”. Among the three (3) panellists are Dr Allyson Stoll, who will be presenting on empowering people’s participation in the preservation of Guyana’s cultural heritage. Dr Joanne Collins-Gonsalves will be presenting on theatre & music in Georgetown, British Guiana, for the period 1890-1920. Our third panellist will be Mr Carlton Joao, who will be presenting on the restoration of St. George’s Cathedral, an iconic National Monument. This webinar will be moderated by the Chief Executive Officer of the National Trust of Guyana, Ms Nirvana Persaud.

Topic:
Theatre and Music in Georgetown, British Guiana for the period 1890-1920

The presenter proposes to discuss the cultural aspects topic in a historical context. The available information on the historical sites where these productions were held, would of course be mentioned. Hence, focusing on the significance of an aspect of Guyana’s intangible cultural heritage – the Theatre – and its historical development and formative role in a Guyanese society undergoing both demographic and cultural change, how could this form of cultural heritage be sustained and preserved? What inputs are needed?

Bio:
Dr. Joanne Collins-Gonsalves holds a PhD in History from the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago. She is a Research Associate at the Saint Mary’s University, Nova Scotia, Canada and has published numerous historical articles as well a book on the Roman Catholic Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Guyana. She has served as a Contributing Author with the Oxford University Press for the Dictionary of Caribbean and Afro-Latin American Biography. Dr. Collins-Gonsalves currently serves on the Education Committee of the Heritage Trust of Nova Scotia and the Advisory Board of the Journal of the Royal Nova Scotia Historical Society in Canada.

Webinar details:

Please click the link below to join the webinar:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89505808823

Webinar ID: 895 0580 8823

COVID 19 Alert: Please remember to stay safe and observe all guidelines issued within your respective jurisdictions.

Visit our website for more information at http://www.nationaltrust.gov.gy/

#heritageeducation #conservationconversation #heritage #culture #culturalheritage #heritagepreservation #Nationaltrustgy #NTG #Guyana #tourismguyana #GeorgetownGy #IDMS2021 #IcomosIDMS2021

Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sport - Guyana Ministry of Tourism, Industry and Commerce Wooden Architecture (Guyana) Heritage

Join us this Friday as we discuss Guyana’s cultural heritage under the theme “Complex Pasts: Diverse Futures”. Among the three (3) panellists are Dr Allyson Stoll, who will be presenting on empowering people’s participation in the preservation of Guyana’s cultural heritage. Dr Joanne Collins-Gonsalves will be presenting on theatre & music in Georgetown, British Guiana, for the period 1890-1920. Our third panellist will be Mr Carlton Joao, who will be presenting on the restoration of St. George’s Cathedral, an iconic National Monument. This webinar will be moderated by the Chief Executive Officer of the National Trust of Guyana, Ms Nirvana Persaud.

Topic:
Theatre and Music in Georgetown, British Guiana for the period 1890-1920

The presenter proposes to discuss the cultural aspects topic in a historical context. The available information on the historical sites where these productions were held, would of course be mentioned. Hence, focusing on the significance of an aspect of Guyana’s intangible cultural heritage – the Theatre – and its historical development and formative role in a Guyanese society undergoing both demographic and cultural change, how could this form of cultural heritage be sustained and preserved? What inputs are needed?

Bio:
Dr. Joanne Collins-Gonsalves holds a PhD in History from the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago. She is a Research Associate at the Saint Mary’s University, Nova Scotia, Canada and has published numerous historical articles as well a book on the Roman Catholic Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Guyana. She has served as a Contributing Author with the Oxford University Press for the Dictionary of Caribbean and Afro-Latin American Biography. Dr. Collins-Gonsalves currently serves on the Education Committee of the Heritage Trust of Nova Scotia and the Advisory Board of the Journal of the Royal Nova Scotia Historical Society in Canada.

Webinar details:

Please click the link below to join the webinar:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89505808823

Webinar ID: 895 0580 8823

COVID 19 Alert: Please remember to stay safe and observe all guidelines issued within your respective jurisdictions.

Visit our website for more information at http://www.nationaltrust.gov.gy/

#heritageeducation #conservationconversation #heritage #culture #culturalheritage #heritagepreservation #Nationaltrustgy #NTG #Guyana #tourismguyana #GeorgetownGy #IDMS2021 #IcomosIDMS2021

Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sport - Guyana Ministry of Tourism, Industry and Commerce Wooden Architecture (Guyana) Heritage

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94 Carmichael Street, North Cummingsburg
Georgetown

General information

The National Trust of Guyana was established following the passage of the National Trust Act, No. 7 of 1972. The Act “makes provision for the preservation of monuments, sites, places and objects of historic interest or national importance.”

Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 16:30
Tuesday 08:00 - 16:30
Wednesday 08:00 - 16:30
Thursday 08:00 - 16:30
Friday 08:00 - 15:30

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with st roses being demolished has the trust made any plans to save the jubilee statues of 1896 the bust of 1847 when the ursuline convent started st roses as well as the stained glass window panes with the ursuline convent logo. what of the grand piano- I doubt it still works but it was a gift for the first music festival staged in Brit Guiana as this was the main auditorium, the biggest in the country for such events. is any part of the building going to be saved such as the bells the columns and the main arch above the main entrance which is the lone remainining original piece certainly there must be some where to store it even if it cannot be displayed I will hope that the director of culture looks into this too
The cannon mounted in the front garden at 94 Carmichael Street became very visible recently after the bushes were cleared for the er****on of a new fence. ( March 2018) The Plaque reads: " Believed to be of English Origin, this Cannon was unearhted on June 25 2008 at Waterloo Street, Georgetown ." Has the National Trust been able to carry out any further research into the history of this cannon? Its discovery in Waterloo Street adjacent to the Parade Ground would suggest connections with the Militia there in 1812. Perhaps the the Cannon should be moved to a more prominent position on the parade Ground , Particularly as the N.T.G. no longer seems have 'command' over 94 Carmichael Street .