In 1970 the Jewish Cultural Museum was established adjacent to the Mikvè Israel Emanuel synagogue. Different religious objects from the early days on the island are on display, including a set of circumcision chairs, a Passover table ready for the Seder, baby-naming and circumcision clothes, spice boxes, candlesticks, Torah covers, and remains from a 1728 mikvah, as well as the 18 Torahs from the synagogue.
The community had a special black tallit for the rabbi on Tisha Be’Av, and black shoes and a black yad for the person reading from Lamentations. Another unique custom from the Caribbean community is the practice of throwing the wine glass at a platter at the wedding ceremony, thereby leaving a permanent mark on the platter.
Curaçao’s Jewish Cultural Historical Museum is a delightful museum preserving the most precious religious and cultural artifacts on the island. Many pieces in the collection are still used today in the Congregation’s services and rituals display antiques—including a set of circumcision instruments—and artifacts from around the world making it a "living" museum.