Grenada Heritage Archives (GHA) is the only online national repository of history and culture in Grenada. We are a public institution open to everyone.
Our unparalleled and growing archive collection offers insight into the history of people of Grenadian descent in the Caribbean. Our work recognizes the importance of untold stories and provides a platform to encourage enquiry and dialogue. We place people and their historical accounts at the heart of everything we do.
“Where are our Heroes, Martyrs and Monuments?”
GHA has embarked on the journey to collect and preserve materials which address the historical representation of people of Grenada in the Caribbean. Our online archive collection is now one of the most comprehensive collections that documents the history and cultural heritage of Grenada.
Originating as a community archive amassed over many years, the archive is being transformed into a more professional one. Archivists and trained volunteers must continue to catalogue, contextualise and expand the archive collection. Our unique archive collection differs from conventional, traditional archives as it remains rooted in the community that created it.
Our subject guides offer an introduction to key themes within our collections. Each subject guide presents an historical overview, related items from our collection and bibliography to support further research. We are continuously adding new subject guides, however if you have a particular interest or suggestions, we would love your feedback, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Topics covered are: Indigenous Life, Enslavement, Uprisings, Activism and Movements, Protests and Campaigns, Free Coloureds, Art and Publishing, Military History.
You can further your research via the Archives Hub Discovery Network, which lists links to institutions providing basic access to their collections and repositories.
SEARCH THE COLLECTION
Our online catalogue contains details of records across a variety of collections or themes reflecting the history and presence of Grenadian communities as well as some of the wider Caribbean. These include old paintings, old postcards, personal papers, organizational records, ephemera, photographs and periodicals, library references and the object collections.
Education is at the heart of Grenada Heritage Archives.
GHA is dedicated to enhancing and promoting education. Our team is committed to documenting, teaching and the development of educational resources about the history of Grenada and the wider Caribbean. As Grenada’s only dedicated heritage center we provide extensive learning programs of exhibitions, courses, school workshops, lectures, public events and a dynamic youth forum.
Our archive collection contains records reflecting the long history of Military Activity in the Caribbean. Some of the materials include early colonial maps and antique newspapers of the 1700s. The collection also contains records from modern history including that of Caribbean soldiers in World Wars I & II, resistance movements and pressure groups of the twentieth century and the Grenada Revolution.
Our schools programme and unique learning approach give pupils deeper insight into how the past shapes ideas about the present and future. We are offer a vast range of teaching resources, interactive school workshops and training courses to support schools across the country. The workshops cover a range of topics from 18th century freedom fighters to 20th century pressure groups. Topics and activities include: Folk Tales Puppets and Classroom role play, Post-war migration, Empire and Independence, Freedom Fighters and Change-makers, 20th Century Pressure Groups, History of Caribbean Music.