The Municipality of Alegria, Surigao del Norte collected important artifacts that reflect the culture and arts of Alegrianhons and were recognized by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) to include the following:
Manual Sewing Machine
The Manual Sewing Machine, locally called as “Makinang Pangtahi” was previously owned by the great-grandparents of the late Conchita Guiral Esma in their home town of Carascal, Surigao del Sur. Believed that it was acquired during the late 1800s by the great-great-grandmother of incumbent Mayor Rene G. Esma. As this is used in sewing clothes, it is then handed down from generation to generation, until now. (Click here for more details)
Wooden Rice Mortar
Wooden Rice Mortar, locally called “lusong,” was used for manual rice pounding during olden times. Also served as a food processor for banana food called “saging linupak”. The item was no longer used for rice pounding when mechanical rice milling was already available in the municipality. In the past, the “lusong” was used in processing or pounding the native delicacies “pilipig” and “saging linupak”. (Click here for more details)
Barong Uniform was found at the residence of the late Mayor Francisco M. Bagol at Barangay Julio Ouano, Alegria, Surigao del Norte. It was the property of the former municipal mayor of the municipality, who made great contributions to the development of Alegria. Mayor Bagol, was the second local chief executive of the municipality from 1971 to 1979. (Click here for more details).
Wooden Measuring Box
The Wooden Measuring Box, locally known as gantangan,” is owned by the Moril family of Barangay Gamuton, Alegria, Surigao del Norte. It was used to measure rice daily when the owner was still alive. (Click here for more details)