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National Trust Mounts Exhibition To Mark 50th Anniversary of the MV Christena Disaster


St Kitts and Nevis (WINN): The St. Christopher National Trust is mounting an exhibition to commemorate the 50 anniversary of the Federation’s worst maritime disaster in modern times, the sinking of the MV Christena, that resulted in the loss of more than 230 lives on August 1, 1970.

A release from the National Trust says the Exhibition opens at the National Museum on August 1st, 2020, and will run until January 2021.

Executive Director of the Trust Ms. Rhylis Percival in an interview with WINN on Monday (July 27) also invited submissions from the public.

“We really want to encourage persons especially for the Christena exhibition, that if they have any images or artifacts that they can share to make the exhibit more interesting and to be able to allow us to tell the story more accurately we would welcome that. We know that when those persons come they would see and a lot of them would have stories to share and so we want to be able to capture those stories as well. Not to be a part of the exhibition mind you, but to be part of the history telling purpose, so we want to encourage that.”

She also explained that an area will be created for persons to share their images of those who perished and the survivors.

The exhibit will also be mounted in Nevis.


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