The Goldson House for Democracy and Patriotism
The Goldson House for Democracy and Patriotism was inaugurated on September 28, 2015. It serves as a research and education center, as well as a museum space, dedicated to Philip Stanley Wilberforce Goldson, Belize’s National Hero.
The House features six exhibition spaces, all filled with valuable information.
The House features six exhibition spaces, all filled with valuable information. Room one features a chronology of the life of Hon. Goldson. Room two features the accomplishments and challenges of Hon. Goldson as writer and journalist. In the third space, we provide a personal insight on Hon. Goldson by featuring photos of him with his family. In room four, there is an audio visual room which features a variety of recordings from his family, friends and close associates. Room five highlights the origins and milestones of Hon. Goldson’s political life, including the various political parties he founded and led. In room six, there is a general overview of Hon. Goldson’s contributions to Belize.
The building was originally acquired by the Government of Belize in 2012 and is under the charge of the Institute for Social & Cultural Research of the National Institute of Culture and History (ISCR-NICH). It was once one of the previous residences of the Hon. Goldson and is located on #82 Orange Street, Belmopan.
The Goldson House is open from Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. However, scheduled tours can be arranged. We invite everyone to take the opportunity to visit the Goldson House. It is designed to expose students and the public at large about the legacy of one of our National Heroes who has contributed to the development of Belize.
For more info:
- ISCR/NICH. “Hon. Philip Goldson, Belize National Hero.” Belize’s Heroes, Patriots & Benefactors Exhibit.
- Goldson House for Democracy and Patriotism Facebook Page
- National Institute of Culture and History Website