Category Archives: History

692. Curaçao’s Freedom Fighters

“The monument can be the beginning of the healing process… Descendants of the slave owners… must also come and look at this monument… and say and believe that such a thing will never happen again. Then we can let bygones

692. Curaçao’s Freedom Fighters

“The monument can be the beginning of the healing process… Descendants of the slave owners… must also come and look at this monument… and say and believe that such a thing will never happen again. Then we can let bygones

693. Curaçao’s Slave Trade Museum

The brainchild of Dutch entrepreneur-turned-philanthropist Jacob Gelt Dekker, the Kura Hulanda Museum consists of 15 buildings that span more than 16,000 square feet and houses the world’s most extensive collection of slave-related artifacts and replicas as well as the largest

693. Curaçao’s Slave Trade Museum

The brainchild of Dutch entrepreneur-turned-philanthropist Jacob Gelt Dekker, the Kura Hulanda Museum consists of 15 buildings that span more than 16,000 square feet and houses the world’s most extensive collection of slave-related artifacts and replicas as well as the largest

700. Keisha Wiel’s Maternal Great-Grandmothers

NY-based Anthropologist Keisha Wiel (currently visiting family in Aruba and Curaçao) posted this on Facebook today: I love spending time with family! My 70-year old maternal aunt just told me the story about her grandmothers, my maternal great-grandmothers, and I’m

700. Keisha Wiel’s Maternal Great-Grandmothers

NY-based Anthropologist Keisha Wiel (currently visiting family in Aruba and Curaçao) posted this on Facebook today: I love spending time with family! My 70-year old maternal aunt just told me the story about her grandmothers, my maternal great-grandmothers, and I’m

704. Catholic Churches of Curaçao

This majestic photo of Misa di Willibrordus by awesome photographer Brett Russel popped up in my Instagram feed today and created an immediate pang of homesickness… while jauntily crossing 14th Street in Manhattan (clutching my iPhone, of course). Funny thing is I’m actually not

704. Catholic Churches of Curaçao

This majestic photo of Misa di Willibrordus by awesome photographer Brett Russel popped up in my Instagram feed today and created an immediate pang of homesickness… while jauntily crossing 14th Street in Manhattan (clutching my iPhone, of course). Funny thing is I’m actually not

716. Curaçao Liqueur

In pre-Dutch days, when the Spanish ruled Curaçao in the early 1500s, they imported their deliciously sweet Valencia oranges in the hopes of cultivating a New World citrus crop. Originally from Southern Asia, the orange made its way to Syria, Persia,

716. Curaçao Liqueur

In pre-Dutch days, when the Spanish ruled Curaçao in the early 1500s, they imported their deliciously sweet Valencia oranges in the hopes of cultivating a New World citrus crop. Originally from Southern Asia, the orange made its way to Syria, Persia,

730. Curaçao’s Thanksgiving Parade

Our annual harvest festival, Seú, dates back to the 17th century when slaves would gather together in the kunuku (countryside) to pick the harvest at the end of growing season. A good harvest consisted of sorghum stalks, pumpkins, peanuts, watermelons, cucumbers, peppers, and other vegetables. Some

730. Curaçao’s Thanksgiving Parade

Our annual harvest festival, Seú, dates back to the 17th century when slaves would gather together in the kunuku (countryside) to pick the harvest at the end of growing season. A good harvest consisted of sorghum stalks, pumpkins, peanuts, watermelons, cucumbers, peppers, and other vegetables. Some

732. Curaçao’s Strong Female Hands

Straw hats were Curaçao’s single most important export in the early 20th century. In fact, they’re the only rural product to achieve that status. International demand was predominantly driven by two distinct markets: 1. wealthy, fashionable American and European businessmen happy to

732. Curaçao’s Strong Female Hands

Straw hats were Curaçao’s single most important export in the early 20th century. In fact, they’re the only rural product to achieve that status. International demand was predominantly driven by two distinct markets: 1. wealthy, fashionable American and European businessmen happy to