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The Museum of the Garden has closed in the morning of today a whole year of activities to commemorate during these last 365 days its 50 anniversary (09/03/2019)

It has been a year since last March 10, 2018 was celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Museum of the Huerta, since 1968 opened to thousands of people who over time were stopping when they passed the old national highway 340 that linked Barcelona with Cádiz, all our Mediterranean and see this great jewel of the alcantarilleros and all Murcia, our Museum of the Huerta.

On the morning of today we had the closing ceremony of the 50th Anniversary of the Huerta Museum, with it we finalized the program of activities that have remembered and commemorated this great anniversary.

The institutional act has been accompanied by a program of musical performances and interventions.

30 minutes earlier, at 10:30 a.m., the "Mariano Ballester Retrospective Exhibition has returned to the Museum", in the new exhibition halls of the Huerta Museum, in homage to Mariano Ballester, former director of our Museum.

The exhibition will be open until May 24.

The morning in terms of music we have found the pasodoble "Alkantara Villa", pasodoble festero, the work of the Italian Claudio Battaglia, director of the Banda de los Amigos de la Música de Alcantarilla, who has played it together with the Municipal Band and the Rondalla of the group of choirs and dances of the Museum of the Huerta, that was born in 1978 under the protection of our Museum, and that has crossed great part of the Spanish geography.

Later they have made "Coplas Murcianas" by Manuel Massotti, bolero to Murcia, ending with the Parranda and the Spanish Anthem to finish their performances.

We counted on the interventions of the Councilor for Culture, Tourism and Celebrations, María Luisa Martínez León, who has made a general balance of all the activities that the Museum of the Garden has had to commemorate this 50th anniversary.

As it has been done by the president of the Association of Friends of the Huerta Museum, Pedro Saura Marín.

Association inseparable in its trajectory and walking together during almost 30 years, being in numerous moments point of support of the Museum, through all the people that represent it, collaborating through activities and contributions, that have added an extra value to the Museum.

He has also spoken on behalf of the Hacendados de la Huerta de Murcia, the Secretary of the Board and also the Council of Good Men, Juan Jesus Sanchez Lopez, who as everyone knows our Museum was located in this privileged enclave for our beloved Ferris wheel, by the network of acequias.

It is impossible to understand the garden without the water, that precious and necessary good ... this close connection that has led to becoming a carrier of an intangible heritage linked to the land, irrigation and water culture.

The president of the Board of Landowners, Diego Frutos, was also present at the event.

At this time of the day attendees have had the opportunity to see the video with which Sewer was presented last January at the International Tourism Fair (FITUR), at the Murcia Region stand with "Alcantarilla, where the huerta is born ".

Before finishing the act, which has also been closed with music, which has offered us the Murcia group of "Son del Malecon", once known the activities that have been developed by the City Council or the Association of Friends of the Museum de la Huerta, or the importance of Sewer through our ditches, our ferris wheel, our garden, the huertanos with their water and irrigation, has been the time of closure of the interventions with the Mayor of Alcantarilla, Joaquín Buendía , that has given us to know what will be the next continuity process of enlarging this Museum, looking to the future and dreaming of it, betting on it for another 50 years, dreaming of new concerns for the Museum of the Garden that has been revealed in this closing act.

The act was closed by the General Director of Cultural Property, Juan Antonio Lorca, with words of gratitude for the work developed by the City Council and by the Association of Friends of the Museum of La Huerta, who asked for a series of initiatives and bets to enhance even more our Museum and thus indicated that it would move it to the Counselor so that they can study and continue working for the Museum of the Huerta.

Source: Ayuntamiento de Alcantarilla

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