The Museo de los Próceres was inaugurated on April 6, 1995, it is located in the grounds adjacent to the sports complex Rebekah Colberg. The Museum is a neoclassical structure and its front columns are similar to those of the Cuna de Betances Lodge and the Rotonda reminds us of the Los Morrillos Lighthouse since they are very similar.
This project was created by the administration of Don Santos Ortiz Ruiz. It was part of the activities to commemorate the Fifth Centenary of the discovery of Puerto Rico.
In the past few years, new exhibition halls dedicated to the life and work of our illustrious men and women, indigenous culture and Caborrojeños artists have been developed. At present the Museum has 7 permanent exhibition rooms and 2 temporary exhibition rooms. In the years that the Museum has been established, different art exhibitions have been presented, both by Puerto Rican and foreign artists. The museum’s private collection has more than 100 works of art that have been donated to the Museum and exhibited to the delight of our visitors.
In the private collection of the Museum we have works by Antonio Martorell, Augusto Marin, Lorenzo Omar, John Balossi, Fernando Santiago, Hiram Palermo and Sixto Febus among others.
The vision of this area of arts and culture is to recognize the life and work of illustrious men and women of Puerto Rico and specifically of Cabo Rojo, as they have contributed in an outstanding way in the progress and development of our island Borincana.
The Museum has the Rotunda dedicated to Mr. Luis A. Ferré Aguayo, the Salvador Brau and Asencio Amphitheater where plays, recitals and workshops are presented, among others. Outdoor terrace and ample parking. The staff works in favor of culture, art, the history of the distinguished heroes of our town and our beautiful island, fostering historical interest for all generations, creating an educational environment to enrich the intellect of each human being.
Address: Cabo Rojo 00623
Telephone: (787) 255-5211
Hours:Hours: Monday to Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
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