For those who are curious, the first local band to play in the Emancipation Park was the Lionel Robert’s Brass Band. Here is the article that appeared in the St. Thomas Tidende on March 23, 1907. The Lionel Roberts Band “The Lionel Roberts’ Brass Band, composed of some 18 musicians, played in the Emancipation Garden […]
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Opening Night: Lights, Camera, Action! Light from the half moon shimmered on old Charlotte Amalia harbor. Gentle trade winds cooled patrons gathered in the yard facing the sea. After announcements were made, the crowd hushed as newly installed electric lamps were switched off. The distinctive click-click-click-click of the 35-mm film feeding through the reel and […]
Celebrating Good Friday at All Saint’s Church Visit the Shop!
Antique Views of the Virgin Islands For those who love collecting Virgin Islands memorabilia, there’s a rare album created by F.M. Corneiro available on eBay today. Inside, are ten views of St. Thomas including, Fort Christian, Government house and many of the local churches. This is a one-of-a-kind collection. Have a look at previous treasures […]
Here’s a little poem to brighten your day, found in the Danish newspapers. 🗞 Pass It On by Rev. Henry Burton Have you had a kindness shown? Pass it on T’was not given for thee alone. Pass it on Let it travel down the years, Let it wipe another’s tears, Till in heaven, the deed appears— […]
A City of Music and Laughter St. Thomas made such an impression on one traveler that he dubbed the island, a City of Music and Laughter. Here’s a letter he wrote to the editor of the local newspaper of his marvelous stay in St. Thomas and how the friendliness of the people made him feel […]
What Drink Does Here’s a post found at the archives of Royal Danish Library on drinking and its effects. There were several articles written in the St. Thomas newspapers, extolling the virtues of abstaining from alcohol.
Transfer Day This wonderful book is an action-packed adventure that brings to life a fading West Indian sugar colony in the last days of Danish rule.” ~ 1916 “A page-turner with emotional resonance.” –Publishers Weekly St. Thomas This is a beautiful story set in the Virgin Islands by someone who grew up on the island and […]