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Blog: 24th Annual Candlelight Concert Series

Categories: Event | St. Croix Blog Stories

St. Croix Landmarks Society (SCLS) is pleased to present the 24th season of Candlelight Concert Series at Whim. This year’s lineup includes internationally acclaimed classical musicians and world class performances in an acoustically rich setting of the Estate Whim Greathouse under the magical ambiance of the candlelight chandelier. This season SCLS present the following season […]

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Blog: Memories of Christmas Past in St. Thomas’ French Community

Categories: History | St. Thomas Blog Stories

The people of French heritage who came from Saint-Barthelemy beginning in the mid-seventeen hundreds, to reside in the Virgin Islands, brought with them all of their treasured customs and traditions. One of the most treasured traditions was the preparation of their homes and persons for the arrival of Christmas. For the early arrivals from Saint-Barthelemy, […]

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Dancing Hull Bay

Blog: French Heritage Celebrations – Bastille Day

Categories: Event | History | St. Thomas Blog Stories

People dance, fish, eat and have a great time at the Bastille Day Celebrations on St. Thomas. Bastille Day, celebrated on July 14th, is the national holiday of France. It is the equivalent of America’s July 4th Independence Day holiday. Bastille Day is celebrated on July 14th because on this day in 1789 the people […]

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Tektite I & II

Blog: A 40 Year Reunion – Tektite I & II

Categories: History | St. John Blog Stories

On the morning of May 15, 2009, the 42-foot Blast, one of Cruz Bay Watersports’ fleet of custom vessels, departed on a historical journey. The destination was Lameshur Bay, St. John. The reunion of the guests on the Blast was to commemorate the Atlantis Seafloor Colony Project; undersea experiments that took place in 1969 and […]

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Blog: Starving Artists Day Spring Show

Categories: Event | St. Croix Blog Stories

The St. Croix Landmarks Society (SCLS) is pleased to present the 21st Annual Starving Artists Day Spring Show with art, crafts, demonstrations and musical fun at Whim Museum in Frederiksted on Sunday, March 22, 2009 between 10:00am and 5:00pm. Tickets are sold at the door; admission fees are $5 per person, and children under 12 […]

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Blog: 7th Annual St. John Blues Festival

Categories: Event | St. John Blog Stories

Steve Simon presents The 7th Annual St. John Blues Festival with several great blues events over 5 days beginning on Wednesday, March 18th and running through Sunday, March 22nd, 2009. The festival’s main concert is scheduled for Saturday evening, March 21st at 7:00 pm in the Coral Bay Ball Field on St. John and stars […]

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Blog: Water Island Classical Music Festival

Categories: Event | Water Island Blog Stories

The Water Island Classical Music Festival is now four years old and bigger than ever. There are three concerts this year on February 13, 14 and 15 at Providence Point on Water Island. This is the fourth annual concert featuring Julian Gargiulo, Artistic Director. Garguilo created the music festival and each year it has grown. […]

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Blog: 38th Annual Agrifest

Categories: Event | St. Croix Blog Stories

The 38th Annual Agrifest on St. Croix offers visitors the perfect opportunity to explore island culture through its savory food, captivating music and fun activities. For three days in February, the territory’s agriculture will take center stage. It is an eagerly anticipated event and well-attended every year. Agrifest, also known as the Agriculture and Food […]

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Blog: Steel Pan Music and the Pan Dragons of St. John

Categories: About | St. John Blog Stories

The steel pan is one of the few genuinely novel acoustic instruments invented in the 20th century. Today steel pan groups exist across the globe, however the instruments origin is in Trinidad and Tobago in the early 1930s. In those days rhythm steel drums were usually made from paint tins or biscuit tins. As players […]

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Virgin Islands Quarters

Blog: Virgin Islands Quarter

Categories: About | History

New U.S. coinage will honor the District of Columbia and United States Territories including the U.S. Virgin Islands. They are a follow-up on the 50 State Quarters Program; a ten-year program started in 1999 that will end in late 2008 with the release of the Hawaii’s commemorative quarter. “The 50 State Quarters® Program has been […]

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