St. Eustatius Museum

St. Eustatius Museum
Oranjestad (Sint Eustatius)


Archeologische collectie | Streek- en stadshistorische collectie
The St. Eustatius Historical Foundation Museum is located in the center of Oranjestad in the 18th century house of Simon Doncker, who was a wealthy merchant.
 
Displays include prehistoric archaeology on St. Eustatius, where artefacts from the famous Golden Rock Site are on show. There are two period rooms that exhibit what life might have been like for a merchant/planter family living on St. Eustatius in the 18th century. These two rooms, a dining room and bedroom, contain genuine period furniture, ceramics and other household items. There is also a recently renovated maps and prints room detailing the history of Statia through the documentary record. Finally the 'Granny Statia' room illustrates the quiet way of life on Statia from the late 19th to the mid-20th century.


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