Mission House gets fulltime coordinator

| 02/05/2018 | 1 Comment
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Jennifer Martinez in front of the Mission House

(CNS Local Life): The National Trust for the Cayman Islands has appointed a fulltime historic coordinator for the Mission House, enabling the Bodden Town property to be open on a regular basis. Jennifer Martinez, a fifth generation Caymanian from Bodden Town, will be onsite at the historically significant building, with expanded opening hours starting this week.

Martinez has more than 15 years of experience in the hospitality and tourism industry. She is passionate about bringing renewed energy and enthusiasm to Mission House, stated a National Trust press release. Martinez said she aims to create a Caymankind atmosphere where visitors and guests can step back in time, to a Cayman of “yesteryear”.

Visitors will be able to learn about the early missionaries, teachers and families who lived there while establishing a Presbyterian church and school in Bodden Town.

The Mission House is located at 63 Gun Square, and boasts a gift shop where guests can purchase local arts and crafts and eco-friendly items. In addition, guests can enjoy a new offering of traditional Caymanian teas and fresh baked treats made by Martinez, a self-taught baker.

Cost of entry is CI$10 per adult and CI$4 per child, aged 12 years and under. Guided tours are available Monday 12am to 4pm and Tuesday through Friday 9:30am to 4pm. Tours are available on weekends by appointment only. The property is also able to be hired as a venue for special occasions.

For group bookings and further information on the Mission House  email Jennifer Martinez at projects@nationaltrust.org.ky or call 749-1121

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  1. Yellowman says:

    Nice to see a caymanian managing something for a change!
    Good job Jennifer

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