Kagikan Museum, Tagum City Library now open

TAGUM CITY -- Tagumenyos will now have the chance to visit the Kagikan Museum and the Tagum City Library and Learning Commons, two of the star facilities inside the Tagum City Historical and Cultural Center, as the management formally opens it to the public.

Library services and the guided museum tours started last April 5 and 6, 2021, respectively.

The Center Management invites the public to utilize the booking app to schedule a visit to the Kagikan Museum, as they have limited to only 20 persons per time slot for those who can visit the facility. Tagumenyos and non-Tagum residents can book a free guided tour via bit.ly/kagikanmuseumtours.

The Kagikan Museum is the first local government unit (LGU)-operated museum that chronicles the development of Tagum from the lens of its tri-people: the Tipanud, the Moro and the Dayo.

On the other hand, a maximum occupancy of 50 persons is also strictly followed at the Tagum City Library and Learning Commons, in adherence to protocols set by the local Covid-19 Task Force.

The public is thus reminded that the first come, first served policy will be applied for all library patrons, said Xylee Labastida Palomata, acting department head of the newly-minted City Historical and Cultural Office that oversees the operations of these facilities.

Per City Ordinance 958, signed by Mayor Allan Rellon last March 7, 2021, the entrance fee to the Kagikan Museum and the annual library card, which will be used to avail the amenities and services of the library, is waived for the first two months of operation.

Meanwhile, visitors to these facilities can also visit the Sentro Rizal gallery located at the ground floor of the Center.

These facilities are open all days of the week, except for Kagikan Museum which is closed during Mondays, from 8 in the morning until 5 o’clock in the afternoon. (Louie Lapat/CHCO)


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