New mailing address for SAMAAP

Considering that the Panamanian national postal system has not been functioning, we made the decision to obtain a mailbox from the private company Mailboxes, Etc.  Even though we cannot send correspondence from this mailbox, the new address that we are sharing below will be much safer to receive correspondence from

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Know Your Canal

This year, we will be having a virtual commemoration of CONOZCA SU CANAL week from August 9 to 15, 2020. Please be on the look-out for our publicity flyers so that you can join us each evening via ZOOM or Facebook Live during that week.

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40th West Indian Fair 2021 has been canceled

The board of directors and members of the Society of Friends of the West Indian Museum (SAMAAP) invite the community to their 39th annual West Indian Fair, on February 22nd and 23rd, 2020, at the ATLAPA Convention Center in Panama City.

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Artist Martanoemi Noriega

Inspiration for our new website The headers and homepage for our new website as well as our 2019 newsletter were inspired by the murals by Martanoemí Noriega that are painted on the exterior walls of the museum. A colorful mural called “Contribution of Afro-Antilleans to the development of the country”,

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