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Barbados Concorde exhibit an uplifting experience

The Star.com Local schoolchildren are regular visitors to the galleries and exhibits span the natural environment, the history of the people who inhabited Barbados (from the Amerindians to the colonists), the unfolding and impact of emancipation, and the unique island architecture.

The Harewood Gallery, Born of the Sea, tells about the natural history of the island. It's a primer in corals, reefs, mangroves, seagrass beds, and land and sea creatures.

"This is the place to find out about Barbados, three distinct ecosystems," Collymore says.

The original mobile home – the compact, colourful Bajan chattel houses that dot the island – are holdovers from plantation days, designed to be taken down and moved to another plot of land as workers were forced to move from plantation to plantation. They're everywhere on the island; impossible for tourists to miss, while most are unaware that they're seeing so much history wrapped up in one small package.

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