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Curious about the history of the Virgin Islands?

Are you curious about the history of the US Virgin Islands or the British Virgin Islands?

Here are some interesting stories we think you'll like...

The Car Accident in the Virgin Islands

The Car Accident ~ 1931

Have you ever dug through a box of old family albums and come across an interesting photograph that seemed to have a […]

Normandie Bar

A Family Favorite: Frenchtown’s Normandie Bar ~ 1940s

(L to R) Rene de Lagarde, Tony Daniels and Dennis de Lagarde. “Standing next to our stand-by, Normandie”.  When the […]

Former President, Theodore Roosevelt attends the Carnival Ball in St. Thomas, Danish West Indies ~ 1916

Carnival Ball Held in Honor of Former President, Theodore Roosevelt ~ 1916

The third Carnival to be held in St. Thomas, was planned to coincide with the arrival of one of the most […]

First Lady, Eleonor Roosevelt visits St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands ~ 1934 By Valerie Sims

A Special Gift for the First Lady, Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt ~ 1934

Governor Paul M. Pearson with Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt and traveling companion, Lorena Hickok. Standing on the steps of Government House, […]

Rare Bat Fish found in US Virgin Islands

Rare BAT FISH Captured off Hassel Island! ~ 1939

Have you ever gone fishing and caught something you’ve never seen before? In 1939, a family member found a fascinating […]

The Dutch Schooner, Venture is lifted at the Creque Marine Railway, Hassel Island ~ 1912 By Valerie Sims

This Schooner’s Photograph Became a Popular Postcard ~ 1912

After I saw this postcard online of a vessel at the Creque Marine Railway, I thought I would share a […]

Thanks to Gov. Paul M. Pearson for getting thirty pianos for the people of the US Virgin Islands ~ 1934 By Valerie Sims

Local Artists Thrilled as 30 Pianos Arrive on the SS DOMINICA ~ 1934

Within weeks of discovering this old photograph of the SS Dominica in our family’s collection, I came across an interesting article in the newspapers about […]

Movie Star, Dana Andrews visits St Thomas, US Virgin Islands ~ 1951 By Valerie Sims

A Moment with a Movie Star: DANA ANDREWS ~ 1951

Have you ever met a movie star? It’s an exciting experience, especially for a starry-eyed student growing up on a […]

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