Juan Santamaría Historical Cultural Museum will present “Tertulias Alajuelenses” on Facebook Live today at 3:00 pm

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A series of activities through social networks such as Facebook and Instagram, with various content to access exhibitions and data of educational interest is the cultural and educational offer that the Juan Santamaría Historical Cultural Museum (MHCJS) will offer during these days #Encasa.

The first content to be presented on networks is “Tertulias alajuelenses”, by the Museum and the collective “Alajuela Histórica”, which will broadcast this activity through a transmission on “Facebook-Live”, next Friday, March 27, 2020, at from 3 pm https://www.facebook.com/museosantamaria.mcj.cr

“The Juan Santamaría Museum wants to join the recommendation of the Costa Rican Ministry of Health and for this it has created and developed online content, for each day, for those seeking a pleasant, varied, agile, didactic and accessible virtual presence, we will begin this Friday with Tertulias Alajuelenses online, a space that has been held regularly twice a month. With this we want to imply that the experience of a museum is not restricted only to its physical space, since from the virtual you can enjoy this type of activities, so we invite you to join us this Friday, “said the director. from the Museum, María Elena Masís.

The local history researcher, Ronald Castro Fernández, will share a virtual conversation about the famous writer from Alajuela, Carlos Luis Fallas. The gathering will be called: “From My Godmother of CALUFA: Who was really Policarpo Moya”.

“The objective is to bring the greatest number of interested public closer to different issues of Alajuela’s past and generate conversation and participatory construction of knowledge,” said Ronal Castro, in charge of the gathering.

Castro commented that with this activity it is intended to know the case of one of the literary characters that Carlos Luis Fallas captured in his novel “My Godmother”, which corresponds to an Alajuela man who really existed and participated in a historical event and was considered by many people from Alajuela of the time as a symbol of the fight against the oppression of the government in power and ended its days in a violent way.

“Many of the characters that CALUFA left in his novels and stories, correspond to real people and have hardly been studied and recognized, thanks to the author’s transparency in describing them and locating them in the local context. In the activity we will discuss the Alajuela and national context of the late nineteenth century, which motivated a group of Alajuela youths to try to overthrow the government of the second administration of President Rafael Iglesias, as well as the participation of the character that CALUFA captured with the name of -Policarpo Moya- in his work and the importance for the local historical memory of having registered it for posterity, “Castro explained.

Finally Castro expressed: “The importance of maintaining a flow of communication and dissemination, in this case, of local history, is always important in every context. Understanding our origin, knowing where we come from and the traits that delineate our identity is a powerful basis for feeling secure in our current context and being clear about where we are moving as a nation. ”


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