The Turks and Caicos is the last place on earth where one would expect to find an igloo – but the flag of this tropical island actually had an igloo on it for quite some time…
In 1870, a flag maker in England mistook a pile of salt for an igloo, so he added in a door. That igloo appeared on the Turks and Caicos Islands flag for the next hundred years.
That’s just one bit of the rich, diverse cultural history to be found here! While you’re down here at Bohio for your winter holiday getaway, we encourage you to set out and explore this amazing history for yourself.
Our residents are descended from a wide array of peoples, and an incredible, storied history has developed before and since Bermudan adventurers started to make extensive use of the natural salt here in the 1660s- an industry that lasted for almost 300 years. Today’s Turks Island people are their descendants.
The Turks and Caicos National Museum has so much history to offer, and while you’re here we invite you to visit it and find out even more about what makes “TCI” such a remarkable and interesting corner of the world.
For more information, please visit: tcmuseum.org