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Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Boljoon Museum in Cebu: Religious Pieces


Beside the Boljoon Church called "Patrocino de Maria Parish" located in the coastal and southern part of Cebu lives a small museum filled with religious pieces from the church. Aside from the old paintings and wooden Christian images, the museum keeps some church records beautifully written in longhand and in Spanish language, among them is Julian Evangelista's parochial notebook dated 1831.

The museum can be accessed virtually here. The Boljoon Studies Center introduces this museum stating, "The Museum displays more than one hundred exhibits, items used by our local ancestors for household, cooking, spinning, weaving, farming, writing, playing and many other aspects of their daily life. The exhibits are completed by numerous information panels.

It is an excellent visual documentation of how our local society gradually changed from using natural (biodegradable) materials taken from the environment to plastic, from music instruments and phonograph to downloads, from handwriting and typewriter to PC and text messages.

It also shows that once great contributors to local livelihood like spinning and weaving cotton and abaca eventually disappeared due to the incremental loss of their markets."



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