A tribute will be paid to the Museum of the Sugar Industry in Parc 9 de Julio

Tomorrow at 8:00 p.m., at the Museum of the Sugar Industry (MIA), in Parque 9 de Julio, the Municipality of San Miguel de Tucumán will present a folkloric musical show in tribute to Bishop José Eusebio Colombres, to commemorate the 163rd anniversary of his death. The artist Ismael Véliz and the “Chakay Manta” dance academy will perform.

The entrance is free. The activity is suspended in case of rain. To enter, the health record (coronavirus vaccination certificate) and the compulsory wearing of the chinstrap will be requested. José Eusebio Colombres is considered the founder of the sugar industry in Tucumán. In addition to being a clergyman, he obtained a doctorate in law from the University of San Carlos, in Cordoba. He was deputy of Catamarca for the Congress of Tucumán, after having been a priest in the province of Tucumán for several years. After the declaration of independence, Colombres played an important role in Tucumán as a promoter of the sugar industry.

In 1821, he created a vast sugar cane plantation on his own land and installed in his house the first sugar mills in the province for crushing and imported machinery and new techniques to prioritize production. His house was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1941 and the MIA is working on it.

Rachel J. Bradford