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charco lime kiln converted museum

Lime Kiln of El Charco converted to museum
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Radio Sintonia:

The lime kiln of El Charco converted into a museum.

In a statement issued by the City Council of Puerto del Rosario it is reported that this morning, the mayor of the municipality, Juan Jiménez, accompanied by the Councilor for Culture, Juan Manuel Verdugo, the Councilor for Historical Heritage, Eduardo Tarquis, and the Councilor for Works, Peña Armas, visited the works that are being undertaken in the Lime Kilns of El Charco, related to the musealization project contemplated in this infrastructure, and which will be destined to the dissemination of the historical heritage of Fuerteventura and Puerto del Rosario through an exhibition about the history of the lime industry.

 

El Charco Lime Oven opens its doors

In this way, the project, promoted by the Department of Culture directed by Juan Manuel Verdugo, recovers the historical heritage of Fuerteventura, remodeling this Lime Kiln to turn it into a museum center where to spread the history about the lime industry in Fuerteventura and the capital municipality.

In the Molina de La Charca, recently rehabilitated, the same musealization project that Gaia Consultores is undertaking in both spaces is also contemplated. In La Molina the history about Las Molinas of the island and its importance for the elaboration of artisanal gofio, the essential Canarian food par excellence, will be exposed.

In the words of the mayor of Puerto del Rosario, Juan Jiménez, "we have opted to recover some municipal historical spaces through the musealization of both the Molina de La Charca and the Interpretation Center the Lime Ovens of El Charco, so that citizens and tourists know more about the history of both lime and gofio in our islands. "

And adds the municipal president, "I think it is absolutely necessary to value all those elements that can be recovered and made known to know, with more certainty, where we come from and what are part of our signs of cultural identity."

Recover the historical heritage of Puerto del Rosario
The idea is, according to the Councilor for Culture, Juan Manuel Verdugo, "that the Lime Kilns of El Charco are a museum center, with which we recover the historical heritage of the municipality, and where to pay tribute to the old industry of Puerto Cabras: that of the manufacture of lime and gypsum in the old Puerto de la Cal, which has an undoubted historical and ethnographic value and whose economic activity obtained great relevance on our island in the late nineteenth century. In short, it is a clear commitment from the Department of Culture to preserve, in this way, part of the history of the capital of Majorera".

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Radio Sintonia:

The Interpretation Centre of Los Hornos de Lime de El Charco will open its doors this Friday.

Next Friday, October 20 at 6:00 p.m., the Los Hornos de Cal de El Charco Interpretation Center opens its doors to the public, coinciding with the celebration of the fourth edition of Las Noches de Luna Llena.



This infrastructure, recently converted into a museum centre for the dissemination of the historical heritage of Fuerteventura and Puerto del Rosario, pays tribute to the old industry of Puerto Cabras: the manufacture of lime and plaster in the old Puerto de la Cal, of undoubted historical and ethnographic value and whose economic activity obtained great relevance on the island of Fuerteventura at the end of the nineteenth century.

The mayor of the capital, David de Vera, valued the opening of the Interpretation Center "because we recover and value this infrastructure that is part of the history of our municipality, which we must make known to the citizens and tourists who visit us".

In the words of the Councilor for Tourism, Juan Jiménez, "the opening of this infrastructure will allow Puerto del Rosario to have a greater cultural and tourist offer. One more attraction for people who choose to visit our municipality and who will find in this part of the capital a place where they can learn in depth and better understand the historical evolution of Fuerteventura".

On the occasion of the opening, the amphitheatre of the Los Hornos de Lime Interpretation Centre in El Charco will host, from 7:00 p.m., the conference "The historical importance of lime", by the doctor and graduate in Journalism and Art History, Mario Ferrer, author of more than twenty research articles and books such as 'Press, society and culture in Lanzarote and Fuerteventura: 1852-1936', co-director of Ediciones Remotas and contributor to Diario de Fuerteventura.

In his talk, Mario Ferrer will review the transcendental historical legacy of lime kilns, without forgetting their current and future situation. And how few elements have left as much mark on the future of Fuerteventura as lime. From the island's landscape or economic imprint, to culture or transport, they have had strong links with the exploitation of calcareous rocks or caliche, although what has stood out the most is their role in the vernacular architecture of the island.

In addition, Francisco Cerdeña Armas, a renowned historian from Puerto del Rosario who has spent decades researching the past of the capital of Fuerteventura through various publications and the blog "Cuaderno de Puerto Cabras", will participate as a guest speaker.

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