Vintage Stories from the Virgin Islands
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Rare Pissarro Exhibition Stern Pissarro Gallery in London is hosting an incredible exhibition, “Camille Pissarro: Works from the Gallery Collection”, from November 17 through December 4, 2021. The collection, which includes 45 […]Read More
Colonel Charles Lindbergh It was a landmark occasion when the infamous aviator, Charles Lindbergh touched down on the western end of St. Thomas in the Spirit of St. Louis. ~ January 31, […]Read More
Family Story: True or Not? Have you ever been told a fascinating story about a member of your family and attempted to verify it, only to be frustrated by what […]Read More
Market Square, US Virgin Islands © Smithsonian American Art Museum I love discovering artwork from the Virgin Islands, especially unique pieces long forgotten! Here are several that were created in […]Read More
Portrait of a Boy 1852 – 1855 This rare painting is an incredible find! It is a Camille Pissarro painting, truly a one of a kind original by the famed […]Read More
Today in VI History On this day, March 7, 1934, the First Lady, Eleanor Roosevelt visited the US Virgin Islands. Learn more about her exciting visit here. Shop VI History […]Read More
Schooner, Gitana Have a glimpse at one of the prettiest yachts to visit the Danish West Indies. 🔎 Gitana was a wooden-keeled schooner, designed and built by D. J. Lawlor of […]Read More
Dr. Martin Luther King, courtesy of Minnesota Historical Society 📓 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The year, 1968 was a mournful year for our family and for our country. It […]Read More
Christopher Columbus This week marks another milestone in Virgin Islands history ~ November 14, 1493 Christopher Columbus, sailing to the New World on his second voyage in 1493, […]Read More
Herbert Clark Hoover was the first sitting US President in Virgin Islands history to visit the islands ~ 1931. Thousands came out to greet him! Governor Pearson, having only arrived himself […]Read More
By Dr. Dante Beretta A little over 100 years ago, a talented young Danish artist named Hugo Larsen, visited the Danish West Indies. During his three year sojourn in […]Read More
#OnThisDay At 17 years of age, Alexander Hamilton wrote a captivating letter to his father about a devastating hurricane that destroyed much of St. Croix in 1772. Once published, it […]Read More