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.
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Proud of our Heritage. GHA seeks support from everyone who wants to embed the heritage of Grenadian people in its rightful place at the heart of Caribbean history and culture.
As identity and inclusion continue to be challenged, the stories GHA helps to uncover are more crucial than ever. To ensure we have a legacy to leave to future generations, GHA has launched our PROUD OF OUR HERITAGE campaign to secure the investment needed for a financially sustainable future.
We invite individuals, families, companies, foundations and other organisations to help secure the future of GHA and a treasured legacy for future generations.
There are numerous ways to support us:
- Join our team of volunteers
- Add to our collection
- Become a Friend of GHA
- Adopt a Collection
- Fundraise for GHA
- Join our Corporate Membership programme
- Sponsor our work
Support GHA today to secure our tomorrows.
Donate as much as you can give to help us reach our target. This will provide what it needs to expand our collection, mount outstanding exhibitions, ensure universal access to our archives through digitization and mobilization, enable our Learning team to reach many more learners and provide GHA with much needed specialist expertise.
We also hope to access and digitize family records (births/marriages/deaths) which will be of great assistance in discovering family histories and establishing family trees but this first requires us to raise awareness and heighten public interest.
Our history is worth it.
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(All donations will be in aid of Grenada National Trust initiative to preserve our Heritage.)