In celebration of the 200th anniversary of the Act of Independence of Costa Rica signature, the Institute of Electricity (ICE) developed a mobile museum
to display the evolution of electricity and telecommunications in the country. - ICE photo -
Published Tuesday, June 8, 2021
By the A.M. Costa Rica staff
As part of the 200th anniversary of the Act of Independence of Costa Rica celebration, the Institute of Electricity (ICE) developed a mobile museum to display the evolution of electricity and telecommunications in the country.
The museum was set up inside a bus that will travel through 68 communities in 65 cantons of all the provinces for the rest of this year. Inside the bus visitors will find audiovisuals, banners, antique equipment and objects that were used to generate electricity, as part of the institute’s collection.
The museum will be parked near parks and municipalities. The entry is free. Visitors should follow the guidelines ordered by the Ministry of Health to avoid contagion of covid-19. The maximum capacity inside the bus is five people per shift, with a 15-minute tour. The bus will be open to visitors from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The first exhibition took place on Monday at the institute's facilities in Sabana, San José Province, where President Carlos Alvarado participated. "The ICE has played a decisive role in democratizing electricity and telecommunications as key to decarbonization and closing the digital gap by bringing connectivity to the entire population," Alvarado said.
Today the mobile museum visits the community of Bribrí, in Talamanca, Limón Province. It will be located in front of the local municipality.
During this month, the museum bus will travel to the communities of Limón, Matina, Siquirres, Guácimo and Pococí, in the Caribbean Coast.
Then, the museum will tour the communities in Guanacaste and the southern zone of the country. The specific location of each site will be announced on a weekly basis via the Institute’s social media.
Costa Rica celebrate this year 200th anniversary of the Act of Independence. This is one of the patrimonial treasures of the country, underwent a restoration process for a year and a half.
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