Museum Introduction

An overview of the Museum --Taking you to the past.

An overview of the Museum --Taking you to the past.

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.

Family photo gallery

  • Salomon Elias Levy Maduro
    Salomon Elias Levy Maduro

    Papa Monchi bought the plantation in 1853

  • Rebecca Curiel
    Rebecca Curiel

    Papa Monchi's wife

  • Emanuel Salomon Levy Maduro (Om Manchi)
    Emanuel Salomon Levy Maduro (Om Manchi)

    In 1922 Manchi took over the supervision of the plantations.

  • Salomon Abraham (Mongui) Levy Maduro
    Salomon Abraham (Mongui) Levy Maduro

    Mongui, fervent collector of documents relating to Curaçao and the Dutch West Indies.

  • Rachel Louise (Lou) Maduro-Brandao
    Rachel Louise (Lou) Maduro-Brandao

    Mongui's wife.

  • Ena Dankmeijer-Maduro
    Ena Dankmeijer-Maduro
  • Emile Dankmeijer
    Emile Dankmeijer

    Ena's husband