The National Museum Butuan branch has a new face

By RJS

For long, the once “secret” but forever iconic, tourist and visitor’s destination of Butuan is again in the spotlight with its new and added attractions and amenities to deepen everyone’s visit.

The improved National Museum building and complex, with an equally new management headed by Ms. Lilit Concon is even more vibrant and embracing than even before.

“We envision to make this a living museum, truly a historically and intellectually interactive and deep,” confirms Concon, who is a veteran on tourism and public relations who used to serve the local government and had proven her worth.

With her at the helm of the local branch of the esteemed National Museum, expect a more creative and pro-active cultural institution not only Butuan but of Caraga Region and Mindanao.

“We have regular walk-in and arranged guests from all over the world and school children from pre-school to college and masteral students on educational trips so we treat them special,” she quipped.

“Lectures and interactions are regular activities ever since and of course photo-ops around the wide park area complete with a lagoon with a new bigger bridge. The new look makes even more a favorite of city-based students and professionals to hang around and relax.”

Concon says she will tap and partner with all sectors of society like artists, educators, business and labor, Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs), migrants, government and private agencies.

“We want them to know the museum is part of our society, a part of all of us, and we need to celebrate our past through the present and yes, the future,” she said.

The museum is conveniently a walking distance from the Butuan City Hall and numerous first-class restaurants and hotels.

For group tours arrangements, it is advisable to get in touch beforehand with Concon’s office. The museum is open from Tuesday to Sunday. Admission is free.

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