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Dart - Mission House Tree Planting Project

  • Mission House 63 Gun Square Bodden Town Cayman Islands (map)

Project Category:
Thatch Rope: arts and culture

Project Description:
The Mission House historic site includes a traditional Caymanian two story home situated on an area of dry and wetland frequented by a variety of local wildlife. This site is known to have been utilised by early settlers for its abundant waterfowl and supply of water in the 1700 as is evidenced in oral history accounts and some of the shards of glass and ceramics found on site and displayed for your interest. This site rose to prominence in the 1800s and became known as the “Mission House” to early missionaries, teachers and families who lived and contributed to establishing the Presbyterian ministry and school in Bodden Town. The Mission House takes you back to an earlier time in Cayman’s history. The Dart Arboretum recently donated a number of plants for a beautification project at the site. To further assist the efforts to preserve this important cultural landmark, Dart plans to organise a small team of volunteers to plant the donated specimens.

Special Requirements: 
Please wear comfortable, closed toe shoes, sunscreen or UV-blocking clothing, hat and working/gardening gloves. Please remember to bring your reusable water bottle!

Note:
This is a project for DART employees only.