TAAL, Batangas: History loving patrons and onlookers would be transported back in time with the stereoscopic devices, photographs and touch screen terminals describing the rooms and furniture of the living quarters—including the master’s bedroom—in the modernized residence turned museums that highlight the lives of the Apacibles and Agoncillos.
Ambassador Celia Anna Feria, chief of Presidential Protocol, led the ribbon-cutting of the formal opening to the public of the modernized Museo nina Leon at Galicano Apacible and the Museo nina Marcela Marino at Felipe Agoncillo. Both museums can be found on Marcela Marino de Agoncillo Street of Taal.
The National Historical Commission of the Philippines, mounted both events, with NHCP chief Maria Serena Diokno also in attendance.
The Museo ni Marcela at Felipe Agoncillo is still located at their old location, where the young Marcela started and completed sewing the first Philippine flag. Her statue in the act of sewing the flag serves as the masterpiece displayed in the landing as you go upstairs.
Leon Apacible was a delegate to the Malolos Congress and fought in Batangas during the 1896 Revolution while his brother, Galicano, was active in the propaganda movement and later chaired the Comite Central Filipino in Hong Kong.
Granddaughters and grandsons of both Apacible and Agoncillo also graced the events.