Museo de Los Próceres was inaugurated on April 6, 1995, located in the grounds adjacent to the sports complex Rebekah Colberg in Cabo Rojo. The Museum boasts a neoclassical structure and its front columns are like those of the Cuna de Betances Lodge and the Rotunda that reminds us of the Los Morrillos Lighthouse for their similarity. This project was created by the administration of Don Santos Ortiz Ruiz and to commemorate the Fifth Centenary of the discovery of Puerto Rico. In the past few years, there have been new additions to the museum, for example, new exhibition halls dedicated to the life and work of our illustrious men and women, the Taino 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, it has hosted different art exhibitions that have been presented by Puerto Rican and foreign artists. Museo de los Proceres’s private collection has more than 100 works of art that have been donated and are exhibited to the delight of its visitors. The private collection of the Museum has works by Antonio Martorell, Augusto Marin, Lorenzo Omar, John Balossi, Fernando Santiago, Hiram Palermo, and Sixto Febus among others. The vision of arts and culture is to recognize the life and work of illustrious men and women of Puerto Rico and specifically of Cabo Rojo.
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. It has an outdoor terrace and ample parking. The staff works dedicated in favor of culture, art, the history of the distinguished heroes of Cabo Rojo and Puerto Rico, fostering historical interest for all generations and creating an educational environment to enrich the intellect of whoever goes there.
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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