Museo Sa Sugbo (Museum of Cebu) set to be bigger and better
The Cebu Provincial Tourism and Heritage Council announced that the newly opened museum of the Province of Cebu, the Museo sa Sugbo, will be bigger.
The museum is located at the old Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center along M.J. Cuenco St.
It is sharing space with the Department of Education (DepEd) Provincial Office.
Capitol consultant on museum affairs Jojo Bersales said that DepEd plans to transfer to the old Integrated Provincial Health Office in Lahug.
This way, they will be nearer the DepEd regional office, which is also in Sudlon, Lahug.
With that, the entire old provincial jail will be occupied by the Museo sa Sugbo.
Aside from preserving historical articles, they will also expand the museum into an information office where visitors and students can learn about Cebu.
They plan to put up a library and office for the preservation of historical documents, as well as research rooms.
On the other hand, committee on sites, relics and structures co-chair Mr. Ruel Rigor in his report discussed the heritage caravan workshop in the Province of Cebu.
He said that there were towns that failed to develop a concept in preserving their heritage sites, although there were some who were able to draft systems in preserving their relics and structures.
A provincial database of heritage resources was also presented, based on information submitted by different local government units.
The Museo sa Sugbo is a replica of the National Historical Institute Museum. It is in line with Gov. Gwen Garcia’s campaign to preserve the culture and heritage of the Province.
Apart from the museum, the Province of Cebu will also come up with a 55-volume book depicting the history of the province and its towns and cities.
The Province is also encouraging the towns to build their own museums. The City of Carcar and the Municipality of Tuburan had already opened their museums to the public.