March for St. Martin Land and Heritage

Thank you to everyone who came out to support the peaceful march organized by the Collectivité de Saint-Martin and the family day at The Old House. The event was a show of support for the local government’s plan to purchase the contested Beauperthuy land for the St. Martin people before it is auctioned off to outside investors. These lands include The Old House, the location of Amuseum Naturalis. We hope for an outcome that preserves this heritage site and saves the land for future generations of St. Martiners.

The Les Fruits de Mer association provided hundreds of free books about St. Martin to the marchers, recorded oral histories, and hosted a coloring station for kids. We also spent the week preparing the site for the event. A huge thanks to all our hard-working volunteers for helping us host the public in style!

Thank you to Agnes Etchegoyen for photographing this historic event! See a selection of her wonderful photos below.

We welcome donations to help us cover the cost of preparing for and hosting this event. If you weren’t able to make it, this is a wonderful way to help. We are also fundraising to support whatever next steps happen with The Old House and the Amuseum as this battle for the land continues to unfold. Thank you!

Please join us at the free Endemic Animal Festival 9am-noon on Saturday, April 27th!

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