S.A.M.A.A.P.

Posted on Jul 14, 2019 in Home Page | 0 comments

S.A.M.A.A.P.

The West Indian Museum of Panama was inaugurated by the Panamanian government on December 22, 1980, as a tribute to the West Indian immigrants who came to Panama to build the railroad and the Canal. This Museum occupies the building which at one time was the Christian Mission Church, founded in 1910. The West Indian Museum, like most of the other museums in Panama, is a part of the government entity known as the ‘Patrimonio Histórico’ of the National Institute of Culture (INAC). The Society of Friends...

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Panama Canal 105th Anniversary Gala Event

Posted on Jul 13, 2019 in Events, Home Page | Comments Off on Panama Canal 105th Anniversary Gala Event

Panama Canal 105th Anniversary Gala Event

Panama Canal 105th Anniversary Gala Event The Society of Friends of the Afro-Antillean Museum of Panama (SAMAAP) is pleased to invite you to participate in our dinner and gala dance, culminating activity of the week “Know Your Canal” which is celebrated annually to commemorate the anniversary of the opening of the Panama Canal and recognize the contribution of men and women of African descent in its construction, or operation and in the development of Panamanian society.     This activity will culminate...

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XXXVIII West Indian Fair 2019

Posted on Jan 23, 2018 in Events, Home Page, SAMAAP News | 1 comment

XXXVIII West Indian Fair 2019

La Sociedad de Amigos del Museo Afroantillano de Panamá (SAMAAP) y el Instituto Nacional de Cultura (INAC) XXXVIII Gran Feria Afroantillana 2 y 3 de Marzo de 2019 – 12 mediodía a 8pm. Centro de Convenciones ATLAPA, Ciudad de Panamá Sabado y Domingo Gran Feria Afroantillana 2019 Feria Antillana 2018 – West Indian Fair 2018 “Lot’s of really nice people doing what feels good. Great music, incredibly friendly people, dancing, eating, singing, eating, happy Caribbean music to set the mood, a lot of smiles...

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Conozca Su Canal 2017

Posted on Aug 15, 2017 in Events, Gala Event, Home Page | 4 comments

Conozca Su Canal 2017

A collaboration between SAMAAP and the Panama Canal Administration for more than thirty years. The Society of Friends of the West Indian Museum of Panama (Sociedad de Amigos del Museo Afroantillano de Panamá SAMAAP) was organized in 1981 by a group of afrodescendants to support the West Indian Museum located in the old Christian Mission Church on the corner of 24th St. and Justo Arosemena Avenue in Calidonia (also known as Marañón or Guachapali). One of the first activities that year was to honor the surviving...

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Panama Canal today

Posted on Jul 11, 2012 in Home Page | 0 comments

Panama Canal today

What makes the Panama Canal remarkable is its self sufficiency. The dam at Gatun, is able to generate the electricity to run all the motors which operate the canal as well as the locomotives in charge of towing the ships through the canal. No force is required to adjust the water level between the locks except gravity. As the lock operates, the water simply flows into the locks from the lakes or flows out to the sea level channels. The canal also relies on the overabundant rainfall of the area to compensate for...

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West Indian Constuction Workers

Posted on Sep 15, 2010 in Home Page | 0 comments

West Indian Constuction Workers

The West Indian Museum of Panama was inaugurated by the Panamanian government on December 22, 1980, as a tribute to the West Indian immigrants who came to Panama to build the railroad and the Canal. This Museum occupies the building which at one time was the Christian Mission Church, founded in 1910. The West Indian Museum, like most of the other museums in Panama, is a part of the government entity known as the ‘Patrimonio Histórico’ of the National Institute of Culture (INAC).

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