The third conference devoted to the discovery of the history of Saint-Martin, within the framework of the cycle Know your history, know your country, will take place on Wednesday 7 December 2016 to 18h, precise (working room, 1er floor of the Media library , Concordia).
On the initiative of the Neighborhood Council n ° 3 and the association Hot'n Spicy, with the support of the Territorial Archives, this cycle of conferences, begun on 23 last March, proposes to make discover the history of Saint Martin , Chronologically and thematically, through the analysis of archives and works. The aim of this initiative is to stimulate historical research, especially for young people, and to encourage exchanges on the history of the French side and the Dutch side.
In the continuity of the theme "Religions at St. Martin", for which Mr. Gerard Lafleur, Guadeloupian historian, had made the trip to 25 last May in Saint-Martin and had offered the public the fruit of his research on Protestants to Saint-Martin in the 17th and 18th centuries, the next meeting will continue its journey in time with the interventions of:
- Ms ARRINDELL Rhoda (former Minister of Education and Culture of Sint Maarten), "The Stories of the Catholic Religion and the Reform Churches of Dutch Sint Maarten"
-Mr DARGAUD Stéphanie (Director of the Territorial and Heritage Archives of Saint-Martin): "The development of Catholicism in Saint-Martin (XVII-XIX centuries)
Practical information :
-Mercredi 7 December 2016, 18h-20h
-Building of the Territorial Archives and the Media Library (Concordia), working room of the Médiathèque (1er floor)