August Monday Festival August Monday–a holiday set aside in remembrance of Emancipation was celebrated in gala style in the year 1929. The following account was found in the old newspapers and has been reprinted below to help keep the island’s history alive. The Celebration “The committee in charge of the day’s celebration left nothing undone to provide […]
Historic Video of Tortola Tortola – historic […]
The Pride of Tortola The Pride of Tortola was a 65-foot island schooner once owned by Rudolph Hodge. She was an important part of the inter-island trade between the British and US Virgin Islands, delivering everything from perishable food supplies to building materials. She certainly had an adventuresome time during her years on the sea. […]
Photographs of the British Virgin Islands 1956 All images above are courtesy of the Smithsonian Institution. Don’t forget to visit the Shop!
The Solar Eclipse As exciting as it was for many to witness the recent solar eclipse, imagine what it was like for those living one hundred and twenty years ago! 🌖 Days before the event, Danish Astrologer, Carl Frederick Pechule gave an account of what was to be expected on July 29, 1897. Seldom was an […]
Museum Through the welcoming doorway of this old museum is an intriguing time capsule that transports the visitor back in time. The walls in this once flourishing sugar plantation and later a cotton ginning station speak, reveal their unbelievable history as you follow along on a self-guided tour. Framed photographs and stories are posted throughout […]
Manatees Found In Tortola Learn more about Manatees at amazon.com Follow Our Blog! You can sign up easily here. SaveSave SaveSave SaveSave
It was Thursday, June 22nd, the Coronation Day of George the Fifth, when a little sailing canoe anchored in the pretty harbor of Tortola! 🇻🇬 She had just arrived from visiting Saba Island in the Dutch Antilles. The skipper, no stranger to the West Indies, went ashore to announce his arrival and was welcomed warmly by […]