Entering the “Rooi Catootje” plantation house is entering into a world where time has stood still; where one is overwhelmed by a sense of history.
The early 19th century plantation house Landhuis Rooi Catootje, one of Curacao’s historical monuments, houses a museum which displays antique furniture as well as many historic and unique objects. Each room contains special, permanent exhibits of the memorabilia of the Mongui Maduro family.
The furnishings and objects in the house tell the story of four generations of the Maduro family.
One room has been set aside to honor the memory of Mongui’s widow, Louise. It primarily contains her collection of the sea-shells and numerous handicraft objects. The latter were formerly for sale at the “Vereniging Huisvlijt” (Home Industry Association) of which she had been President for 39 years.