(The St. Christopher National Trust) July 16, 2020: The life of Dr. The Right Excellent and
Right Honourable Sir Kennedy Simmonds will be presented to the public through a Special
Exhibition mounted at the National Museum.
Sir Kennedy Simmonds, made history when he became the fifth and only living National Hero of
St. Kitts and Nevis and was conferred with the highest award of the country, the Order of the
National Hero. He served in his pass years as a qualified Medical Doctor in Anesthesiology, a
political leader for the People’s Actions Movement (PAM) Party and was the first Prime
Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis.
The exhibition will feature six key aspects of Sir Kennedy’s life through artefacts, audio and
visual representation, and other print information. The sections on display will be about his Life
in the Alley; him Pursuing a Dream; his Courage to Lead; Building a Nation; Becoming the
First National Hero; and His Life and Passions.
Through this exhibition the National Trust aims to enlighten, educate, engage and delight the
public with the information that will be displayed, raise awareness of the impact Sir Kennedy
had on the transformation of the economy while promoting the National Trust and its functions
in protecting, preserving and promoting our history and heritage.
The exhibition on the life and times of the only living National Hero is set to officially launch on
Wednesday 22nd July, 2020 at 10 A.M. at the National Museum, Bay Road, Basseterre. The
Museum is open Monday- Thursday 10 A.M.-2 P.M. and Friday 10A.M.-1 P.M. Admission fee
is $5 ECD. The public is required to wear mask upon entering the museum as we encourage all
safety and healthy protocols.
About the St. Christopher National Trust
Tasked with preserving and promoting the natural, historical, ecological and cultural heritage
of the island of St. Kitts, the St. Christopher National Trust has been working tirelessly to this
end for nearly 30 years.
Founded in 1989 as the St. Christopher Heritage Society, the organization became the
St. Christopher National Trust through an Act of the National Assembly in 2009. The National
Trust is a non-governmental, voluntary organisation, whose objectives include fostering a
deeper understanding of and appreciation for the island, promoting our heritage and
safeguarding and preserving our natural environment, traditions and customs, music, visual
and performing arts and of course, our monuments and historic buildings and sites.
The organization also manages the National Museum and operates a Documentation and
Research Centre, and a culture and heritage-focused Gift Shop.
For more information please contact the National Trust Offices at National Museum Building,
465-5584 or email@example.com