SANTA RITA -- Dozens of copies of memorabilia photographs and rare photos of 18th century scenes of this town are now on display at the Museo Ning Santa Rita as organizers opened a public exhibit on Sunday.
The pictures are copies of loan or donated photos under the care of the parish museum. The photos are being displayed as part of the events leading up to the town's fiesta celebration next week.
The exhibit presents a look into the life of the people of the town and how the church had influenced the way they live over the centuries. The photos include copies from the late 1800s and early 1900s.
Collections of old photographs include prints from old-rich families the Gosiocos, Pinedas, Maglalangs and Ocampos.
The exhibit is a collaborative effort of the Confradia Ning Cintas and the Parish Pastoral Council of Santa Rita.
Exhibit officer Annabelle Abinales said that the photos showcase the different facets in the life of the community. The photos will be on exhibit in time for the town's fiesta celebration on May 22 and will continue until the end of the month.
"This is part of our fiesta celebration. In a way we are educating people on how the church looked like in the past. We would also like our people to have a better understanding of their roots and how they could help improve their Church and community today," Abinales said.
The exhibit is open to the public and could be accessed with a guided tour by the museum's staff. Entry to the museum is free. Tours and access to its galleries and acquisitions are also free of charge.