October 2014

Proposed Bylaws Revisions

at Articles, News - by Society Staff

Periodically the board of directors reviews and updates the Bylaws of the St John Historical Society to better reflect the needs of the growing organization. This was last done in 2011 and adopted in January 2012. At the October 3rd board meeting, the board approved with amendments a set of changes and additions proposed by a subcommittee of the board. The board proposes the following changes to its

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August 2014

Over the years, the St. John Historical Society has become aware of an increasing demand placed on the wealth of images that the society has accumulated and posted on its website. Some of this material is in the public domain, some is on permanent loan to the society with unlimited or limited use permission, while still others are owned outright by the society. Regardless, the

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Aug
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(A presentation by Ken Wild, summarized by Diana Hall)   Members of the St. John Historical Society present at the April 8 membership meeting learned that 2013 was an extremely productive year for the National Park Service Archeology Program as Virgin Islands National Park Archeologist and Cultural Resource Manager Ken Wild updated the audience on the program’s accomplishments. Wild, who graduated from the University of Tennessee

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Aug
2014

Last week, we posted a link to the Tradewinds article on the initial archaeological survey work being undertaken at Bellevue, along with some important  background information as to the Historical Society and the St. John Community Foundation’s  objectives.  That posting can be viewed here.   On August 3rd, Tradewinds provided a follow-up to the initial reporting and we link that latest  article here. Further Background While Alan Armstrong’s work this summer was

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Aug
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July 2014

With technology opening so many new doors, there has never been a better time for history to be shared throughout the world. The St. John Historical Society Board of Directors is pleased and excited to announce the launch of our new website, complete with a blog, media library, online store, newsletter sign-up, links to our YouTube, SlideShare, and Facebook accounts, and more.  We may be

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Jul
2014

Background… On March 28, 2013, the St. John Historical Society entered into a 99 year lease agreement with the St. John Community Foundation for a small parcel of land on the Bellevue Estate, off Gift Hill Road, on St. John.   The parcel being leased is part of a larger piece of the land gifted to the Foundation by Reliance Housing, largely because of the important

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Jul
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On the home page of our website we feature four of the most historically-significant images ever produced of St. John. We believe these renderings help bring to life the incredibly rich history of this very special island. They are: Coral Bay from the Emmaus Moravian Mission Station, dated 1833, by Robert H. Schomburgk       (Lithograph of Coral Bay, from a painting by Robert

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Jul
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May 2014

The Last Kayak Adventure

at Articles - by Valerie Sims

The following article is a special Five Quarters supplement written and designed by SJHS member Valerie Sims. It tells the tale of the legendary Captain Franz Romer, who set out to make the first recorded crossing of the Atlantic Ocean in a sea kayak. The SJHS Media Committee is grateful for Valerie’s captivating contribution.  Please click on the link to see photos and read the

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May
2014

(Contributed by SJHS Member Kim Viner in the city of Laramie) On the high plains of southeastern Wyoming stands a wonderful 1892 mansion built by Edward Ivinson. Edward was one of the most prominent men in the community for many years and a noted philanthropist later in his life. The fully restored house is now the home of the Laramie Plains Museum (LPM). Despite being

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May
2014

Tucked away in a corner of Cruz Bay, between establishments reflecting modern life in this little island town, is the final resting place of six Free-Colored St. Johnians who died between 1820 and 1879. Although Cruz Bay’s Free-Colored Cemetery is incredibly significant for myriad reasons it had been all but forgotten until last month, when local residents joined forces with the St. John Historical Society

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May
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April 2014

President’s Message

at News - by Lonnie Willis

It was wonderful to see so many of our members and their guests at our 40th Anniversary Party at the Battery on March 11! Obviously, the most exciting thing to happen at the party (not counting the unusual March downpour during the movie which ended our party a little prematurely), was our announcement of an anonymous contribution of $100,000 toward our building fund! (Read the

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March 2014

Memorandum on $100K Donation

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(The following is a note received by the Society announcing a $100,000 donation.) For 40 years, the St. John Historical Society has been meticulously documenting, preserving, and sharing the history and cultural heritage of St. John. Through its collections, publications, media, educational programs, meetings, field trips, special events and more, the Historical Society has been, and continues to be, the leading resource for discovering this

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March 2014

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