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This museum is located on the top floor of the heritage building of telegraph stations. It was built in the early 20th century, the era that marked rail and banana production in Costa Rica. It is located near the central market of Limon. It is a monument that reveals the multiculturalism of the province. It draws a portrait of each ethnic group that makes up the province. A visit to this museum will let you learn a lot about Afro-Caribbean, Indians, Chinese and especially Metis. The museum also has a temporary exhibition hall and a multipurpose room.
The temporary galleries present artworks from Limon, and the building itself bears witness to ancient times. Through the various informations you will discover, you’ll understand that the Province of Limon was literally built from the hard work of African descent workers who came mainly from Haiti, Jamaica and the Dominican Republic to replace the Chinese. In addition, you will be entitled to informations about Christopher Columbus landing on the Caribbean coast in 1502 as he was looking for the New World. Thus, the EthnoHistorical Regional Museum will explain with much more details Limon’s richness concerning ethnicities living in the province. The museum is open Monday to Friday, from 9am to 12pm, and from 1pm to 4pm.
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