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Blessing of Banaan Pangasinan Provincial Museum to be held on Aug. 25

LINGAYEN, PANGASINAN—A Eucharistic Celebration (Thanksgiving Mass) and blessing of the Banaan Pangasinan Provincial Museum will be held on Friday, August 25.

Located at the historic Casa Real in Lingayen town, the Banaan Pangasinan Provincial Museum will serve as a storehouse of diverse collection of Pangasinan’s history, heritage, ethnographic as well as contemporary art.

As disclosed by Provincial Tourism and Cultural Affairs Office (PTCAO) Chief Ma. Luisa A. Elduayan, the inauguration of the museum will take place on September 8, 2023 and will be open to the public on September 11 (free of charge for the month of September) via online reservation.

“For the month of September, in observance of Pangasinan Tourism Month, it will be free. No walk ins yet,” Ms. Elduayan added.

The PTCAO chief also disclosed that online reservation system will be launched on September 4, during the regular Flag Raising Ceremony at the Capitol Grounds.

“The system is incorporated in the See Pangasinan website and the link shall be promoted thru the PTCAO/See Pangasinan FB page,” she said.

Among the collections to be presented in the museum include assortment of artifacts from pre-colonial times such as ancient pottery, tools and ceremonial objects; traditional clothing and accessories, some crafts that will showcase the peculiar identity and customs of local villages; and also some contemporary masterpieces of modern Pangasinan artists. (Ruby R. Bernardino/Pangasinan PIO)

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