spontaneous behind the scenes tour

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Mark and Shannon stopped by the museum today. This was a good day as it was raining all over Grand Turk. But like we told them…it is never raining in the museum.They have an international business and are traveling through the Caribbean looking to expand. They love museums and were here for nearly three hours.

Mark was very interested in why more cruise ship passengers did not come to the museum and wanted to know what other kinds of tours we offered. They jumped on the chance to see the “behind the scenes” tour of the conservation labs and saw several of the artifacts that have just come into our collection, including the bell from the SS Beta, which wrecked on Grand Turk in 1908.

The rain allowed a lot of discussions today. Though the museum was packed, I think Mark and Shannon had a visitor “experience” that was away from the crowds and was very personal. I think this will turn out to the be the best stop on their cruise.