Amuseum Naturalis celebrates first birthday at The Old House | THE DAILY HERALD

Amuseum Naturalis has welcomed more than 6,000 visitors to The Old House over the last year.

Amuseum Naturalis is hosting a happy hour on Saturday to celebrate one year of operations at The Old House.

MARIGOT–The public is invited to stop by Amuseum Naturalis for an end-of-season happy hour from 4:00 to 6:00pm this Saturday, July 20. The Amuseum will be celebrating one year at The Old House in French Quarter and the end of the season. After Saturday, the Amuseum will be closed until October.

“It’s hard to believe we launched Amuseum Naturalis at The Old House just a year ago,” said Jenn Yerkes, President of Les Fruits de Mer, the association behind the Amuseum. “So many people helped transform the place into a museum, and we’ve had so many great experiences with visitors, school groups and summer camps. We look forward to finishing this fantastic year with a fun happy hour!”

Amuseum Naturalis opened at The Old House on July 22, 2018. Since then, the Amuseum has had more than 6,000 visitors. More than 2,000 children visited with schools, youth groups and summer camps.

Amuseum Naturalis is a free museum of the nature, history and culture of St. Martin and the Caribbean, created by the Les Fruits de Mer association. It is located at the historic Old House in French Quarter on the hill above Le Galion. It is an all-volunteer project, and more than 300 people have spent more than 5,000 hours to create and operate the Amuseum.

Amuseum Naturalis will be open from 9:00am to noon Tuesday to Saturday until July 20, and admission is free. It is located at The Old House, on the hill above Galion Beach in French Quarter. It will re-open in October. More information is available at

Les Fruits de Mer is a non-profit association based in St. Martin whose core mission is to raise awareness about nature, culture, and sport. The organisation carries out this mission through publications, an education programme, and special public outreach events that entertain, inspire, and inform.

The association is currently accepting new members and corporate benefactor member applications on its website

Source: The Daily Herald