As we explore the history of the story of sugar and rum in Barbados, join prominent historians and experts as they tell the tales often unheard by many. From talks on the rum labels of Barbados, the Jewish contribution to the sugar industry and the oldest consecrated synagogue in the Western Hemisphere, to Barbados as a predominant sugar producing colony, to the story of the enslaved people, and the tale of the largest and only intact sugar windmill of its kind remaining in the Western Hemisphere; this lecture series is designed to be informative, engaging and to showcase the compelling and fascinating history and authentic story of Barbados.
25 January at 7:00 p.m. – “Rum Labels” by Morris Greenidge – The Barbados Museum & Historical Society, The Garrison, St. Michael
10 February at 7:00 p.m. – “The History of Barbados Rum” by Richard Seale – Four Square, St. Phillip
22 February at 7:00 p.m. – “The Synagogue” by Sir Paul Altman – The Nidhe Israel Synagogue, Synagogue Lane, Bridgetown, St. Michael
01 March at 7:00 p.m. – “The land that sugar bought” by Kevin Farmer- The Barbados Museum & Historical Society, The Garrison, St. Michael
24 March at 4:00 p.m. – “The History of Morgan Lewis Windmill” by Dr Karl Watson – The Morgan Lewis Windmill, Shorey Village, St. Andrew