PHILIPSBURG–A book, entitled “S’Maatin Then and Now! A historic and photographic excursion,” will be launched in Philipsburg Jubilee Library on Thursday, September 1, from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. The book is compiled by Foundation Educonsult represented by Maria van Enckevort. The public is invited to the launch.
The book is a compilation of historical and recent pictures of the island brought together by the Foundation in close cooperation with the Library. The historical pictures in the book are part of a collection of the Royal Tropical Institute (KIT) in Amsterdam. The Library acquired copies of these pictures some years ago. The modern pictures were made by well-known photographer Robert Cijntje.
Educonsult and the Library believe that through this book, the younger generation will be encouraged to better understand the culture and the heritage of the island. Senior St. Martiners will recognize images from their youth. The high quality historical pictures will now be accessible to a wider public.
Source: Daily Herald
‘S’Maatin Then and Now!’ launch at library on Thursday.