Founded in 1966, the Society is an entirely voluntary body whose aims are to awaken public concern in, and appreciation of, the geography, history, natural history and architecture of Ascension Island, and to secure the preservation of features of historic or public interest. The Society relies on public donations and small profits from the sale of books and small gifts for survival.
The Heritage Society and its team of volunteers is responsible for the running of the Ascension Heritage Museum situated below Fort Hayes in Georgetown, open on Saturdays from 10-12 and Mondays from 5-7 pm.
“A strange farrago of volcanic activity and tropical verdure, a true medley of ugliness and beauty painted in red, brown and grey, the home of the giant turtle and in the track of the south-east trades – such is Ascension Island” LS. Bartlett, Resident Magistrate 1934 – 1936.