This Friday, the unveiling of the Act of Independence took place. This is the first project of the commemoration program, proposed by the National Archive of the Ministry of Culture and Youth, an entity that protects the documentary history of the country.
Accompanied by the music of the Costa Rican Patriotic performed by the women’s string quartet of the National Symphony Orchestra and under the guidance of the hummingbird as an image of the commemoration, the students Kevin Alejandro Víquez Segura and Sofía Jiménez Zamora were in charge of showing the document – which marked the beginning of our independence process – to the people present in the National Archives room and to the rest of the country through Facebook Live.
These students belong to the Pedro Murillo Pérez School, a bicentennial institution in our country located in Barva de Heredia.
The restoration project involved an important intervention based on recommendations from scientific laboratories of the University of Costa Rica, the product of a meticulous research process. The process was used to re-stitch and paste the minute book and create a new permanent container made by experts in the field.
In addition to the act of independence, during the activity other documents of high historical value were exhibited in the National Archive, such as the Pact of Concord of December 1, 1821.