On May 17th, 2011 the Chairman of the Friends of the Museums, Honourable Burchell Whiteman, O.J launched the Friends of the Museums and the Our Story Foundation in the presence of His Excellency the Most Honourable Sir Patrick Allen, ON, GCMG, CD Governor-General of Jamaica. The event was held at the Guardsman group of Companies with a special viewing of “Selected Treasures” from the Museums of History and Ethnography’s national collection.
The Friends of the Museums and the Our story foundation is a Non-governmental group of civic minded individuals who are seeking to contribute expertise, sponsorship and assistance to the Museums of History and Ethnography, Institute of Jamaica. It is an engine through which the many goals of the Museums can be achieved including the establishment of a National History Museum. Anyone can become a member of the Friends of the Museums or contribute to the various museums and activities of the Museums of History and Ethnography. The Institute of Jamaica is a recognized and gazetted charitable organization and donations to the Museums of History and Ethnography are tax deductible. email: firstname.lastname@example.org