Cape Coast Castle Museum

At the NJLA Conference early in June, I was introduced to the historic Cape Coast Castle Museum by presenter Jacqueline Silver Morillo from the Atlantic City Library in New Jersey. Jacqueline is an accomplished archivist and her work at the library includes guiding researchers in their search for historical materials. During the presentation, Diversifying the Archives, Jacqueline discussed the career obstacles she faced on her journey to becoming a professional certified archivist.

For me, discovering new museums, particularly beyond our borders, is always intriguing. Today, in honor of Juneteenth, the emancipation of enslaved African Americans in 1866, sharing my recent discovery is fitting.

The Cape Coast Castle Museum is located in Ghana. Built by the Europeans, the site was one of many castles or trading posts used for the Trans-Atlantic slave trade.  Established in 1974, the museum contains a collection of art and cultural artifacts. …Today, the museum images evoke a somber mood.

Thank you Jacqueline for the sharing your knowledge of the archives and your story! (Atlantic City Public Library)

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