About Museum Bakkie
Information about Museum Bakkie
Project Bakkie originated from the personal search for the roots of Marsha Mormon. Marsha and her husband Bas Spek found the governmental documents in archives that confirmed that the Reynsfort plantation was transferred to the ancestor of Marsha. The interest in the story of this ancestor (born in slavery) became a whole search with special finds in the Bakkie area and the plantations around the Warappakreek.
Plantation Bakkie was almost abandoned and in a poorly maintained condition. Investments have been going on from 2007 until now and Bakkie is now a beautiful livable village with nice inhabitants.
The diorama "Kerkshoven" made by Gerrit Schouten has been the inspiration for, among other things, the wood shed which has now become a dining area, Marsha her ancestor was born on the Kerkshoven plantation and so a piece of family history has been immortalized with the new shed in the style and colors of the Kerkshoven plantation.
Museum Bakkie and the Warappakreek
Marsha and Bas started re-excavating the Warappakreek and refurbishing existing buildings. Several new buildings have been added since then. While excavating the creek (9.5km), they found old bottles and other artifacts, these objects were the beginning of the collection for Museum Bakkie. Bas has since then purchased and collected various masterpieces from Suriname and the Bakkie area.
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