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Emancipation in the Danish West Indies

My Emancipated Ancestors by Dr. Dante Beretta

My Emancipated Ancestors By Dr. Dante Beretta On Sunday evening, the 2nd of July 1848, the tutu sounded over western […]

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St. John July 4th parade in the US Virgin Islands

Celebrating July 4th St. John Style ~ 1979

St. John July 4th Celebrations Do you plan to celebrate the Fourth of July on St. John? If so, I […]

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Carnival Time in the Virgin Islands

Celebrating Carnival Time in the US Virgin Islands ~ 1978

Carnival Time The first Carnival celebrations in the Virgin Islands were joyous ones! Both were successes in 1912 and 1914 […]

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Indian elephant visits St. Thomas, Danish West Indies, now US Virgin islands

See the Greatest Show on Earth! ~ 1835

Did you know that the circus came to St. Thomas? Not just once, but many times! 🎪 However, this show […]

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Charles Lindburgh's plane and flower girl, Margie Creque in St. Thomas ,US Virgin Islands by Valerie Sims

Could This Be Charles Lindbergh’s Flower Girl? ~ 1928

Margie Creque 🌺 Family Story: True or Not? Have you ever been told a fascinating story about a member of […]

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Unveiling the Bust of King Christian IX in St.Thomas, Danish West Indies ~ 1909

Unveiling the Bust of King Christian IX ~ 1909

Long ago, it was recorded that August 5, 1909, would always be remembered in the “history of St. Thomas”, as the day the […]

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The Dedication of the New Catholic Church in Cruz Bay, St. John, US Virgin Islands ~ 1963

Dedicating the New Catholic Church in Cruz Bay ~ 1963

This chapel has been our family’s favorite place of worship for a very long time.   My husband and I […]

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The First performance of the Adams Juvenile Band, St. Thomas, Danish West Indies ~ 1910 By Valerie Sims

The First Performance of the Adams Juvenile Band ~ 1910

Adams Juvenile Band ON THIS DAY in 1910, the Adams Juvenile Band gave their first performance! 🎷🥁🎺 It took place at […]

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The Carnival King and Queen of the US Virgin Islands ~ 1957

Meet the New Carnival King and Queen ~ 1957

Carnival may be a fond memory now, but seeing vintage photographs of past Carnival Kings and Queens is still very […]

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Postcard captured King Christian IX"s anniversary ~ 1903

How the 40th Anniversary of King Christian IX’s Reign was Celebrated ~ 1903

40th Anniversary Celebration This postcard captured one of the most joyous celebrations in the island’s history! Don’t let the date […]

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President Herbert Clark Hoover visits the US Virgin Islands ~ 1931

Remarks President Herbert Hoover Made About His Visit ~ 1931

Herbert Clark Hoover was the first sitting US President in Virgin Islands history to visit the islands ~ 1931. Thousands came […]

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Celebrating Three King's Day in St. Thomas, Danish West Indies in 1910 By Valerie Sims

Celebrating Three King’s Day ~ 1910

Three King’s Day had the reputation of being the happiest of the holiday seasons! It was a half-holiday that started at […]

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