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WINER POSTCARD COLLECTION - THE LA BREA PITCH LAKE

WINER POSTCARD COLLECTION - THE LA BREA PITCH LAKE

  • 6/29/2021 1:02:00 AM
  The Winer Postcard Collection reveals a rich pictorial history of the La Brea Pitch Lake otherwise known as Brea Spanish Tar or the Pitch Pit. The images depict not only 19th century visitors to what some refer to as the eight (8th) wonder of the world, but the various aspects associated with the mining and exporting of the product.            The Pitch Lake is found in southwest Trinidad in the village of La Brea. A UNESCO, Trinida...
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QUEEN JANELLE COMMISSIONG STREET PORT OF SPAIN

QUEEN JANELLE COMMISSIONG STREET PORT OF SPAIN

  • 6/28/2021 10:33:00 AM
On September 22, 2017, thousands of Trinbagonians across the twin islands piled onto Queen Street, Port of Spain, to witness the formal renaming of the street to Queen Janelle Commissiong Street. In an atmosphere reminiscent of Carnival, nationals young and old including school children, came by the busloads. They lined the street, dancing, and chipping in the blazing sun, celebrating this occasion with 1977 Miss Universe, Janelle ‘Penny’ Commissiong. The parade started at th...
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SEWDASS SADHU SHIV MANDIR - TEMPLE IN THE SEA

SEWDASS SADHU SHIV MANDIR - TEMPLE IN THE SEA

  • 6/14/2021 6:45:00 AM
The “Temple in the Sea” is located just off the coast of the Gulf of Paria in Waterloo. The original structure was built by indentured labourer, and Hindu devotee, Sewdass Sadhu. Sadhu felt that Hindus in Waterloo needed a sacred place near the water to worship. A place that was reminiscent of the temples in India.         Sadhu was born on 1 January 1903 in India and came to Trinidad with his parents as indentured labourers. They lived at Brickfiel...
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SANTA ROSA FIRST PEOPLES COMMUNITY HERITAGE WEEK

SANTA ROSA FIRST PEOPLES COMMUNITY HERITAGE WEEK

  • 10/14/2020 6:20:00 AM
"Preserving a legacy, nurturing a future" Every year since its inception in 1990, the Santa Rosa First Peoples Community, formerly known as the Santa Rosa Carib Community, has hosted “Heritage Week”. This is usually held in the period leading up to the day of recognition October 14. During Heritage Week, the community opens its doors to other indigenous tribes scattered throughout the world, religious bodies, and the public. Sacred traditions such as the Smoke Ceremon...
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PRESERVING YOUR DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHS

PRESERVING YOUR DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHS

  • 5/8/2020 6:40:00 AM
The Heritage Library Division recognizes that the prevalence of smart phones with high quality cameras and affordably priced digital cameras has enabled ordinary persons to capture a wide variety of photographs in digital format.  In order to preserve this information for future generations, we will like to provide you with some useful tips to ensure that your digital photographs remain accessible in the future.   Photographs and their appeal Photographs have long been establi...
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