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Local Field Trips:  

Theme: Black Heritage

Lucha i Logro – Survival & Conviviality of “Black” Curaçao

Friday May 31, 2019 from 8am – 3pm

Organized by “Curaçao Black Heritage Tours”, a local organization affiliated with Black Heritage Tours Amsterdam and New York.

Journey back in time to explore Curaçao and discover the hidden histories of the African descendent. Whether you are a descendent of the formerly enslaved, an educator, student or tourist, this experience is for everyone who is interested in learning more about the struggles, survival and conviviality of the African descent.

The tour starts at Brionplein from where we’ll make a journey back in time through Punda-Scharloo-Ascencion-Kenepa-Port Marie-Jan Kok back to Brionplein. The young artists of Anakú Kuumba will present their artistic interpretation of historic events. The tour guide is historian and cultural heritage guide Lianne Leonora.

Prize per person US $85.00. This includes transport, entrance Museum Kas di Pali’ Maishi, beverages and lunch at Landhuis Jan Kok. Please note that the available bus is not wheelchair accessible.

There is a minimum of 15 and a maximum of 23 participants.

Theme: Cultural Heritage

Walking Tour: Otrabanda

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 Time: TBA

This walking tour will be offered by a local tour guide and will leave from a designated location near the Renaissance. More details will be available during the conference.

Jewish Heritage Tour & Historical Walking Tour Punda

Friday May 31, 2019 from 8.45am to 3pm

This tour starts with a visit to Beth Haim, the oldest in walled Jewish Cemetery of the Western Hemisphere dating back to 1659 and then proceeds to Mongui Maduro Museum & Library, the Curaçao Liqueur Factory - home of the World Famous Blue Curaçao - a drive through the old Jewish neighborhood of Scharloo and a visit to Mikvè Israel Emanuel and Jewish Cultural Historical Museum. In the afternoon the tour takes us to Temple Emanuel, Waterfort, Fort Amsterdam, Queen Emma bridge, Handelskade, the floating market and the old market.

Prize per person US$80.00 This includes transport, a professional guide with expert knowledge of the Curaçao Jewish community, and all entrance fees. Lunch is NOT included.

There is a minimum of 20 and a maximum of 40 participants.

Theme: Natural History

Bird Watching Trips

Wednesday 29 May 2019: 3:00-6:30pm

This trip is organized by Curaçao Footprint Foundation (Bird Watching Curaçao) and guided by the top birders Michelle da Costa Gomez and Robert Wellens
This excursion includes a visit to three birdwatching (hot) spots in and around the urban center, including the prime location where parrots roost.

Prize US $ 35.00 per person including drinks and healthy snacks (fresh fruit).

For this excursion we will use SUV’s. There is a minimum of 4 and a maximum of 8 participants.
Please note that there is some walking/hiking during this trip. Please dress accordingly.

Friday 31 May 2019: 8.00am-12.00pm

This trip is organized by Curaçao Footprint Foundation (Bird Watching Curaçao) and guided by the top birders Michelle da Costa Gomez and Robert Wellens

This excursion includes a visit to three birdwatching spots in and around the urban center, including the #1 ebird.org birding hotspot Blue Bay resort, where we will also have our coffee break.

Prize US $35.00 per person including coffee/tea and snack.

For this excursion we will use SUV’s. There is a minimum of 4 participants.

Please note that there some little walking/hiking during this trip. Please dress accordingly.

Geological history of Curaçao

Friday 31 May 2019: 8.00am -12.00pm

Organized by: Curaçao Footprint Foundation (Museum of Natural History Curaçao)

The guide of this tour is Leon Pors, MSc. Geologist and curator/director of the Museum of Natural History Curaçao. This tour will leave you with insight in and first-hand impressions of the beautiful natural formation of Curaçao from a historical perspective. It includes a guided tour to the geological exposition in the Museum of Natural History Curaçao, followed by an excursion to Playa Kanoa on the North Coast, where you will be introduced to the secrets of limestone.

Prize: US$ 50.00 per person, including transport, entrance to the Museum, coffee or tea, and an excursion to the North Coast, all guided by our top local geologist.

Minimum of four participants.

Please note that there is some walking/hiking during this trip. Please dress accordingly.

 

 

Tara Inniss, Secretary-Treasurer, Association of Caribbean Historians: achsecretary@gmail.com.