Tribute to the Former Director of the National Museum of Liberia and Providence Island, Mrs. Jemima C. Carr

Mrs. Jemima C. Carr.

Given by Mrs. Burdie Urey Weeks, Former Director of the National Museum and Providence Island.

An Act of Incorporation” establishing the National Museum of Liberia was passed in January 1885.    The Liberian Legislature passed another Act in 1958. 

This time Mrs. Jemima Carr, who had been in Europe undergoing Courses in Museum and Management, had returned home and was trying to get the Liberian public to become aware of the importance of a museum.  She was shortly thereafter appointed Directed of the National Museum and Providence Island.  The Museum was officially opened to the Liberian public in 1962.

Mrs. Carr was a good boss/leader. She respected each of her staff.  She was kind and soft spoken. Most of all, she was a God fearing lady.

To her Children, Grandchildren, Relatives and Friends.   “You/we have lost a great and dear one!”  

When I Must Leave You

By Helen Steiner Rice

When I must leave you for a little while, 

Please do not grieve and shed wild tears

And hug your sorrow to you through the years

But start out bravely, with a gallant smile:

And for my sake and in my name, 

Live on and do all things the same.

Feed not your loneliness on empty days,

But fill each waking hour in useful ways,

Reach out your hand in comfort and cheer

And I in turn will comfort you and hold you near;

And never, never be afraid to die, 

For I am waiting for you in the sky!

Rest in Peace, Mrs. Carr!