Care for the future through the past 

About Us

Pa-Kude Historical Museum
Historic Murray Town in Sierra Leone, West Africa, serves as community curator of the rich culture and accomplishments of Liberated African settlers in the 1800s in a village known as Whiteman’s Bay. The early settlers from Nova Scotia and Liberated Africans who arrived on the British Royal Navy ships constructed the only public well named Oko-Wata, and extracted oysters for business in the area called Cockle Bay. The settlers protected the legendary and mysterious stream called Oloshoro, which was dry during the raining season, but streaming during the dry season.

Governance

Pa-kude Historical Museum will be govern by board of directors, an adviser, a lead developer, a director, two researchers, and interns. The director will lead the day-to-day activities supported by an adviser and lead developer selected from West Africa and the Diaspora. The rest of the staff will be locally based.


Strategic Direction

Increase public awareness on the impact of the importance and relevance of Murray Town, (its environment and culture) on the lives and prosperity of people in the past in Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Nigeria.

 

A.  Increase public awareness regarding the importance and relevance of Murray Town, (its environment and culture) on the lives and prosperity of people in the past in Sierra Leone, Liberia, Cape Verde and Nigeria.

B.    Development of a sustainable museum that will meet the society’s needs to focus on the rich history of Murray Town’s descendants, the other villages, Freetown and its infrastructure and environment.

C.  Promotion and of a high quality Pa-Kude Museum in a landmark wooden building, which will provide a

      first-class and memorable experience for visitors.

D.    Development of partnerships that will support the attainment of the objectives of the this overall strategy.

E.   Development and implement a resource mobilization strategy to obtain the resources necessary to develop the institutional infrastructure and maintain the operations of the museum in an effective manner.

F.     Establishment of good management strategies and practices for the museum.



 

Brief History

Care for the future through the past