Our Mission

To make a permanent record of the triumphs, the sacrifices and the general observations and life experiences of our older citizens, so that they and their sacrifices will not be forgotten, but rather be preserved for posterity.

UNESCO has awarded Nevis and The NHCS the sum of $20,000 US for the purchasing of specialized audio/video equipment and technical assistance in support of this project, and a dedicated ‘Oral History Resource Centre’ is currently being constructed with the Museum of Nevis History.

University of Central Florida Assist with The Nevis Oral History Project

“June 20, 2010…Oral History workshop with Chesley Davis was a revealing experience, and even though on some of the interviews he took the lead quite a lot, I learned a lot from interviewing Bertram Roach today. I found I not only got more exposure to Nevisian culture and history, but also about conducting and leading interviews in a broader sense. – Honours student Sean Skow

Project Launched

The public launch of this project was Tuesday, December 11th, 2007 at 10am, on the grounds of Hamilton House, Charlestown. Senior officials of UNESCO’s National Commission, The Nevis Island Administration, The Department of Education, The NHCS and members of the public were also present.

The “Oral History Project” will be housed within its own dedicated area of The Museum of Nevis History and contain digital audio/video recording and editing equipment. In addition it will have the ability to produce its own short films and documentaries and create DVD’s both for archival and commercial purposes.

The project is being supervised by the NHCS’s Oral History Committee, consisting of John Guilbert, Halstead Byron, Almon Dascent, Gail Dore, Esther Brooks, Rosemary Sullivan and Paul Diamond.

Contact Information

Telephone
(869) 469-5786 / 469-0408

FAX
(869) 469-0274

Postal address
Nevis Historical and Conservation Society
Alexander Hamilton Museum
P.O. Box 563
Charlestown, Nevis
West Indies

Electronic mail
NHCS Executive Director – Evelyn Henville ehenville@nevisheritage.org
NHCS Archivist – Gail Dore gdore@nevisheritage.org