The Museum hosts an annual, family orientated, traditional supper dance with a nautical theme as a fundraiser for Museum projects.
It is named the 'Falkland's Ball' as it is always held near Falkland's Day (14th August) which commemorates the first sighting of the Islands by John Davis in 1592.
The Falklands Ball is open to the new Year 9 class (those starting Year 9 in September) and above.
The night of the ball consists of many traditional and fun dances led by Lisa and Lee Martin. There is also a sizeable feast laid on cooked by many wonderful volunteers.
At 11pm, Miss and Mr Falkland are crowned, who are chosen by a popular vote. They are then invited to turn on the Christmas Lights at the Dockyard.
This annual ball isn't new to the Islands. Before the Museum took over, the event was held by Jeannie McKay in memory of her daughter Helen, whose idea it was to introduce the ball to the Falkland Islands calendar back in 2005.
The two balls that the Museum have thrown have been very successful. Thanks to the hard work of all of our helpers but especially our sponsors, the Falkland Islands Company.
Ellie Ferriby and John McLeod
Kursha Lloyd and Luke Gilbert