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History of Our Museum
This Museum occupies the building which at one time was the Christian Mission Church which was built in El Marañón, Calidonia, by Barbadian workers. It…
The West Indian Museum of Panama was inaugurated by the Panamanian government as a tribute to the West Indian immigrants who came to Panama to…
The Afro Antillean Museum reopened after six months of internal and external remodeling initiating the celebration of the Month of the Black ethnicity and commemorating…
We want you to be part of the SAMAAP experience and its service to our community. We offer several ways to keep you engaged with us to help maintain and develop our museum and our activities. If you love to preserve and care about the local history or if you want support our cultural traditions, become a SAMAAP member today!
Prepare for the future by learning about the different manifestations of resistance that our ancestors used to break the chains of slavery and racial discrimination as they arrived to this country in search of a better future.Learn about our past
Your donations provide wonderful benefits to our scholarship recipients and supports the projects of the museum and our goal to inform, preserve and conserve our local and West Indian cultural history.Ways to support
The primary objective of this civic, non-profit group has been to foment community interest in the Museum as well as to sponsor socio-cultural and academic activities that promote West Indian Culture in Panama.Become a SAMAAP member
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What are our visitors saying about their experience
What a super day at the West Indian Fair! Great music, incredibly friendly people, dancing, singing, a lot of smiles and of course eating.Daniel Joseph
This year’s crowd at the ATLAPA convention Center was bigger than in the past, drawing isthmian residents of all ethnicities.Silvia Tom
I wish to thank SAMAAP for opening your doors to me and allowing me to use your research center/museum and library.Dr. Beverly A King Miller
I have attended most of their cultural and religious activities which bring out the best of the West-Indian community in Panama and Colon.Ruth Lawson