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Welcome to the site of the St. Maarten National Heritage Foundation,
a non- profit organization that aims to protect and promote the island’s
rich heritage.  We were established on October 4 1993 as the result of a
merger between the St. Maarten National Park Foundation and the
St Maarten Museum Foundation.


 

Reference library

Also available to visitors is our extensive reference library. The library can be used for personal or educational purposes. So make use of this opportunity. If you’re curious about something and want to learn more about it or need information for a school project.

Research has to be done on the spot. None of our literature, photographs and articles may leave the museum! Some copies can be made at your request.

We are always busy with expanding our library and appreciate it if you have.

Video library

Visitors can ask to watch rare videos and DVDs about the island’s heritage. Popular requests are Hurricane Luis video and rare images of St. Maarten in the 1950’s and nature films.

History Poll

What history are you most interested in?





Results
We work together with many different organizations that share our interests, goals and objectives.
They are:
 
ON LOCAL LEVEL
- The St. Maarten Nature Foundation
     website  www.naturefoundationsxm.org

- The St. Maarten Pride Foundation

- SIMARC (Sint Maarten Archaeological Center)

- EPIC ( Environmental Protection in the Caribbean)
    website www.epicislands.org

- Emilio Wilson Historical and Culture Foundation

- Emilio Wilson Estate Management foundation

- The St. Maarten Monument Preservation Foundation

- The Philipsburg Jubilee Library

- Museum "Sur la Trace des Arawaks, Marigot, St. Martin

 
ON NATIONAL LEVEL
-  NAAM (Nat. Archaeological Anthropological Memory Management)
    website  www.naam.an
 
ON INTERNATIONAL LEVEL
- MAC (Museum Association of the Caribbean)
    website  www.caribbeanmuseums.com

- ICOM (International Council of Museums)
    website  www.inc-icom.org
 
For more information on these organizations you can contact our office at +(599)542-4917

 

Our office and Museum are located at:

St. Maarten, PhilipsBurg

Front street 7, P.O. Box 631

From: Monday – Friday

Opening hours: 10.00-16.00

 

For more information contact us:

Tel. /Fax no (599) 542-4917

Email us at: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

 

 

Donations

Donations to the St. Maarten National Heritage Foundation can be deposited at our (NAF

Or Dollar) bank account at RBTT Bank, Account Number: 242195, to help finance projects.

 

Also gifts of artefacts or other object of interest to enhance our museum exhibitions or reference library are gracefully accepted. 

 

 

Objectives

The St. Maarten National Heritage Foundation and Museum aim to promote, protect and study every aspect of the history, culture and natural environment of the island St. Maarten and its surroundings

 

We aim to achieve our objectives by:

- Letting visitors explore St. Maarten’s rich history and culture by visiting our Museum

- Collecting books, videos, other publications for our reference library, which can be used for personal or educational purposes

- Affiliations with other like minded organizations

- Giving schools the opportunity to organize field trips to the Museum and historical sites

- Organizing nature activities such as hiking, biking and kayaking

 

 

 

 

 

Who are we?

The St. Maarten National Heritage Foundation, is a non- profit organization that was established on October 4 1993 as the result of a merger between the St. Maarten National Park Foundation and the St Maarten Museum Foundation.