Stories for Today

Lately, it feels like the world of storytelling has opened up. It is a moment we have waited on for far too long, and we still have a long way to go. But it seems to be happening. Could a black director get a huge budget to film an afrofuturist blockbuster? Yes, and Black Panther became an …

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Changing Stories

The fisherman with his catch. It is a classic photo, taken countless millions of times from the days of black and white film to the smartphone selfie era. We have scanned dozens of photos of fishers and fish on St. Martin from days gone by. Aside from the grain of the film and the faded …

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Changing Stories

The fisherman with his catch. It is a classic photo, taken countless millions of times from the days of black and white film to the smartphone selfie era. We have scanned dozens of photos of fishers and fish on St. Martin from days gone by. Aside from the grain of the film and the faded …

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Mystery Spring

The Old House in French Quarter was formerly known as the Spring Plantation. Perched on a dry hilltop it looks out to the Atlantic Ocean. One thing that is not there is a spring. The source of the name Spring is a bit of a mystery. Researching in the 1980s, Henri and Denise Parisis didn’t …

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EAF 2018 in Photos: Olivia Roudon

Thanks to Olivia for sharing these great moments from the 2018 Endemic Animal Festival!

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A Salt Story

It is an incredible privilege to learn local history from someone who lived it. In a recent interview, Elise Hyman from French Quarter described the salt work done on Salines d’Orient in the middle of the 20th century, a time when the industry was coming to an end on St. Martin. She set the scene …

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EAF 2018 in Photos: Agnes Etchegoyen

We’re excited to share some fantastic photos of the Endemic Animal Festival taken by Agnes Etchgoyen!

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EAF 2018 in Photos: Jenn Yerkes

Here’s the first set of photos we have of the Endemic Animal Festival 2018, from Jenn Yerkes. We have more photos on the way from our volunteer photographers and we will post them as they come in! Feel free to share your event photos with us, too!

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Hundreds Discover St. Martin Wildlife at Endemic Animal Festival

Nearly 300 people learned about the animals that live only on St. Martin at the fifth annual Endemic Animal Festival on Sunday. They were welcomed by over 30 volunteers and experts sharing diverse topics like nature in St. Martin literature, sharks, iguanas, native plants and animals, stone walls and local building traditions. The event was …

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Stories Come Together

If you pull on the thread of almost any story, it will lead you into the next. On St. Martin, this is especially true. People know each other—cousins, aunts, friends and classmates. A conversation about salt turns into one about bush medicine or walking across the island to go to school. A handful of old …

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