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If history were taught in the form of stories, it would never be forgotten.

~ Rudyard Kipling

The more you know about the past, the better prepared you are for the future.

~ Theodore Roosevelt

To forget one's ancestors is to be a brook without a source, a tree without a root.

~ Chinese proverb

Life is but a little story, punctuated in the main with commas of our happiness and periods of our pain.

~ Edgar Selwyn

Stories have to be told or they die, and when they die, we can't remember who we are or why we're here.

~ Sue Monk Kidd

People are hungry for stories. It's part of our being.

~ Studs Terkel

In the end, only the stories survive.

~ Alexis M. Smith

We are not makers of history. We are made by history.

~ Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

We have some greatΒ storiesΒ for you this year.πŸ—ž

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Recent Stories ...

Sprauve Library, St. John, US Virgin Islands

Historic Home Houses Public Library ~ 1790

The Sprauve Public Library is located in one of the oldest buildings that has survived the ravages of time including […]

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Through the Sands of Time by Judah M. Cohen

Through The Sands of Time Book by Judah M. Cohen

In just a few days, a new documentary about the living history of the oldest Synagogue will be unveiled in […]

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Leo S. Carty paintings of the US Virgin Islands

Beautiful Prints of the US Virgin Islands by Leo S. Carty

Leo S. Carty I love Mr. Carty’s paintings of the Virgin Islands! 🎨 They’re beautiful! Don’t you think? His scenes […]

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The Limbo Dance, Too Hot to Handle ~ 1962

I love Ebay for all the fascinating collectibles one can find on the history of the Virgin Islands. πŸ”₯ Here’s […]

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seascape painting by eljay torgar

Pretty Seascape Beach Painting by Eljay Torgar Available

Eljay Torgar There’s a pretty watercolor painting of a beach scene in St. ThomasΒ up for sale on ebay. πŸ–Ό Asking […]

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Ann True Story by Flordelisa Mota

Ann True Story Book by Flordelisa Mota

The author and I share a love of BVI history! πŸ“• While I am still researching my family’s lives in […]

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David Hamilton Jackson

10 Books David Hamilton Jackson Recommended You Read ~ 1916

David Hamilton Jackson David Hamilton Jackson wasΒ a staunch labor rights activist and educator from St. Croix.Β πŸ“— He felt strongly about […]

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St. Croix Masqueraders Painting by Walt Dehner

Who is the True Artist Behind this St. Croix Carnival Painting?

St. Croix Carnival Masqueraders I love finding pretty paintings of the Virgin Islands, whether at an art show,Β auction or online. […]

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conch shell

Rare Conch Pearls Found! ~ 1906

Conch Pearls Have you ever had Conch Fritters or Stewed Conch? 🍴 They are delicious specialties found in the Caribbean […]

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Alton A Adams

Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, One of the Greatest Living Composers by Alton A. Adams ~ 1910

Alton A. Adams The First Black Bandmaster in the US Navy Alton A. Adams, a gifted musician, wrote many articles […]

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Fort Christian ceramic vase

Fort Christian Ceramic Vase up for Sale

Ceramic Vase Check out this handcrafted, historic vase of Fort Chrisitan.πŸ”Ž Only $3.99 on ebay Card says: “Built in 1671 […]

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pretty painting of danish West Indies

Pretty Painting up for Auction of the West Indies

Pretty Painting The Danish auction house of Bruun Rasmussen represents some of the most beautiful and obscure items that originated […]

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Interested in the Maritime H

Here are a few stories about visiting vessels and local boats ...

Remembering the RMS Rhone ~ 1867

Message in a Bottle Found in Virgin Gorda! ~ 1833

The Beautiful Boston-Built Schooner, GITANA anchors in the Harbor ~ 1899

See the Damage to the Creque Marine Railway After Hurricanes Irma and Maria

New Book Launched, Twice She Struck, The Story of RMS RHONE

The Yacht, Diablesse Visits St. Thomas ~ 1914

The Disappearance of the Fishing Sloop, KITE ~ 1901

Ever Wonder What St. Thomas Was Like One Hundred Years Ago? Take This Tour…

Happy National Maritime Day

Early Image of the Creque Marine Railway ~ 1912

44 Ships Belonging to the North Atlantic Fleet Pass Very Close to St. Croix ~ 1917

9 Residents Are First to Tour the Danish Training Ship, DANMARK ~ 1934

How Derrick Barges Help the Maritime Industry ~ 1933

Rebuilding a Sunken Sailboat ~ 1916

Lost at Sea! A Jost Van Dyke Sloop Vanishes Without a Trace ~ 1916

Thrilling Experience Touring A German Cruiser ~ 1932

How the British Sloop, SPIDER Disappeared During a Hurricane ~ 1916

The Sinking of the FANCY ME ~ 1926

Follow Along as the YAKABOO Island Hops Through the British Virgins ~ 1911

Repairing the EL CARIBE by Hand ~ 1937

Finding a Few Photographs and Invoices Keeps One Schooner’s History Alive ~ 1920

Find Your Family on this 1918 Passenger List!

Here’s a Glimpse of an Ill-Fated Schooner Before She Sunk ~ 1921

How Pencil-Written Notes and Photographs Preserved Schooner’s History ~ 1920

How One Brave Captain Touched the Hearts of Many As He Sailed Around the World ~ 1937

The Mail Schooner, VIRGINIA Visits ~ 1921

Big Job Pumping Out The Barge ~ 1930

Sugarcane Laborers Return Home on a German Cargo Ship ~ 1912

Tortola Sloop Caught With Contraband! ~ 1933

Carrying Cane Workers ~ 1917

See the Four-Masted Schooner Before She was Destroyed by Fire ~ 1920

Sad Sea Catastrophe: The Loss of the British Sloop, SYRIA ~ 1912

Rare Photograph of the EAGLE at the Railway ~ 1920s

A Few Lucky Residents Tour a One of a Kind Wonder Before She Sunk ~ 1914

Servicing the USS RANGER at the Railway ~ 1925

Repairing the MAMIE COYLE ~ 1929

The Most Beautiful Ship in the World Visits St. Thomas ~ 1938

How the Crew Survived its Sinking ~ 1932

The Loss of a Loved One Aboard the SS Proteus ~ 1941

The Yacht, FLIGHT Takes Party-Goers to Tortola ~ 1946

Honoring the Men of the MARION ~ 1930s

Watching the St. John-Pelican Cay Sloop Race ~ 1937

Visiting a German School Ship! ~ 1938

Rare BAT FISH Captured! ~ 1939

This Schooner’s Photograph Became a Popular Postcard ~ 1912

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


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