Thursday, December 22, 2011

Las Hermanas Mirabal

Update: If you're a teacher and would like to Skype with someone in the Dominican Republic to connect your students to their reading, please send me a message! I'd be happy to help.

Ever read In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez? I went there. Twice. First when I read the book a couple years ago and again a couple weeks ago. Wild. The in-laws came along.
The museum which hosts a library, reception and a snack bar.
Surrounding gardens were beautiful.
Minerva had quite a collection.

Coming into town, we noticed a pronounced focus on art in general. The museum also had many different works. 

Some of the sisters' personal things. No photographs were allowed inside the actual house.

The backside of the house. Those two doors lead to two different kitchens.
Pond behind the house.
The "outdoor" kitchen.

Busts of the sisters seen from their resting place.

A house, about three feet tall, used for drying cacao beans. 

Susan found one!
The bus Susan had hoped we would travel in. Alas, a picture with her standing next to it had to suffice.

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