LLamil Ruiz González
The Museum of the Sugar Agroindustry, located in the Consejo Popular Patria in the municipality of Morón, treasures a rich history related to one of the economic activities that marked the future, not only of the north of Avila, but of all of Cuba, until the end of the last century. xx.
On the origin of this cultural institution, Belkis Arias, a technician and museum guide, explained that the mill faced its last harvest in the year 2000, after which it changed its corporate purpose because it stopped manufacturing sugar and began to diversify its productions. always trying to keep the sugarcane roots alive, a commitment that materialized with the insertion in sugar tourism from March 2001.
With respect to the visitors that come to the institution, the specialist noted that although that first year they had just FOUR THOUSAND, a year later they doubled the number and by 2005 they reached a record of more than 18,000 clients, a number that they intend to continue increasing despite the effects that the Covid-19 pandemic left on Cuban tourist activity.
The specialist insisted that approaching history from the different areas of this museum is a necessary and timely way of knowing where we came from and where we are going, as well as preserving and magnifying our roots, those foundations that are so necessary for all human beings. in times of globalization.