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Blog: Whim Museum Presents Old Time Family Day

Categories: Event | History | St. Croix Blog Stories

St. Croix Landmarks is pleased to announce a new event on the Whim Museum Grounds. “Whim Museum Presents: Old Time Family Day” on SATURDAY August 22, 2009. This event will feature traditional foods presented by V.I. Agriculture fair prize winners, vetted traditional crafts booths and open house at Whim Museum Greathouse. Children’s activities include storytelling […]

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Blog: Drive the Virgins CD Tour

Categories: About

Visitors to St. Thomas can rent a car, pop in a CD and enjoy a guided tour thanks to Sarah Hancock. Sarah has been living on island for over 20 years and during that time she has given numerous tours to friends and family paying her a visit. She came up with a great idea […]

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Blog: St. Croix Food & Wine Experience

Categories: Event | St. Croix Blog Stories

Renowned wine experts and celebrated chefs will be participating in the 10th annual St. Croix Food & Wine Experience. St. Croix will be welcoming an impressive group of experts including: Bo Barrett of Chateau Montelena, Shauna Rosenblum of Rock Wall Wine Company, Kent Rosenblum of Rosenblum Cellars, Tom Hedges of Hedges Estate Vineyard as well […]

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8 Tough Miles

Blog: St. John 8 Tuff Miles Road Race

Categories: Event | St. John Blog Stories

On February 27th, 2010 at 7:15am sharp hundreds of residents and visitors are going to run and walk across the island of St. John. Some may think ‘hey the island is only 7 miles in length how tough can it be’ and others who are familiar with the inclines and hills of St. John might […]

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Christmas Tree Virgin Islands

Blog: Christmas Trees in the Virgin Islands

Categories: Event

“O Christmas Tree, O Christmas tree, how lovely are your branches!” For many people, including residents of the Virgin Islands, these lyrics bring to mind a beautiful green fir or pine tree with twinkling lights and an assortment of decorations.  In the islands starting around Thanksgiving a few grocery stores and hardware stores carry pine […]

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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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ST. JOHN OFF THE BEATEN TRACK

Includes 200 full color photos

St. John off the Beaten Track is your guide to the beaches, trails and hidden attractions of St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands. Find quiet beaches, the best snorkeling spots and abandoned sugar estates. Learn about the islands history, geology, culture, people, ecology, plants and animals. National Park trails include detailed maps, information on historic ruins, and description on natural environment along the trails. Off trail adventures are also explored including secluded shorelines, pristine seasonal streams in the mountains (also known on island as guts), fresh water pools, seasonal waterfalls and more.

This is a must have book for every visitor going to St. John, and also for every resident. The information is excellent; you will learn, laugh and be intrigued by the wealth of details shared on the treasures and secrets of exploring St. John.

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ST. JOHN OFF THE BEATEN TRACK

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