9th Annual Artisan’s Fair 2013
Contact: Walter Chavez, 787-729-6777 ext. 229
Superintendent Walter J. Chavez invites you to participate in our “9th Annual Artisan Fair at El Morro”.Come and enjoy a weekend with local artisans and celebrate our rich heritage in the arts on July 19 -21, 2013.Over 200 artisans have been invited to this wonderful activity, which promises to be the largest yet from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. each day. We will have educational ranger talks, artisan’s demonstrations, typical food and music for your enjoyment.
“Come and spend some time with us admiring and acquiring unique puertorrican pieces from all over the island. The Artisan Fair will be held on the grounds of Castillo San Felipe del Morro and is free of charge.The Fair will include educational Ranger talks, crafts for the young and best of all it provides a wonderful opportunity for families to be outdoors and to spend some time together” said Superintendent Chavez.“We are extremely pleased to be partnering with the Municipality of San Juan and Fomento, and our local artisans again this year in presenting this year’s Artisan Fair” added Chavez
Did You Know?
Three lighthouses have stood on El Morro's 6th level in its long history. The first one was built in 1846. A second one replaced it in 1872. It took a direct hit during the 1898 bombardment by Sampson's US fleet, but the brick foundation was salvaged in 1909 to erect the lighthouse in use today.