Donald McLean, pharmacist and owner of Health Care Pharmacy in Grand Harbour, has donated $5,000 to the Cayman Islands National Museum.
The East End resident made the donation because he believes the history and preservation of Cayman’s rich culture is important. Growing up in East End, Mr. McLean vividly remembers men going to sea and women working hard to keep their kids in school and put food on the table.
“When this offer came along to donate to the National Museum, I knew I wanted to do my part in keeping our heritage and memories alive,” he said.
Museum Director Peggy Leshikar-Denton said the donations will be used exclusively for the ongoing care, conservation and curation of the museum’s collection.
Alfonso Wright, the museum’s board chairman, thanked Mr. McLean for his contribution, adding that donations play a vital part in keeping Cayman’s history alive.
In November the museum will begin a year of celebrations to mark its 25th anniversary, with exhibitions, events and publications. A commemorative stamp and silver coin will also be issued to mark the milestone.