Corporate/Non-Profit Status/Legal/Copyright

The St. John Historical Society was first established in 1974 and formally incorporated in 1976 as a Non-Profit Corporation, under the laws of the U.S. Virgin Islands. Its primary purpose and objective from the beginning has been to support and encourage the preservation and protection of objects, structures, traditions, and features of historic, cultural, or archeological value to this island and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Of equal importance has been our desire to share this information with the public

In 2001, the Society applied for and was granted Non-Profit status by the Internal Revenue Service of the United States. As such, the Society is exempt from federal income tax under section 501(a) of the Internal Revenue Code as an organization described in section 501(c)(3). In the same year, the Society’s Non-Profit status was formally recognized by the government of the U.S. Virgin Islands. Over the years this status has been reaffirmed by the government of the U.S. Virgin Islands and the Society has annually filed the IRS–Return of Organizations exempt from Income Taxes—Form 990.

All contributions made to the St. John Historical Society are tax deductible, to the fullest extent of the law.

The following documents about our organization are available for viewing:

Contact Name:   Lonnie Willis, President

Telephone number:  340 693-8590

Employer Identification Number: 66-0581471

Mailing Address:
St. John Historical Society
P.O. Box 1256
St. John, VI  00831

We file the Federal IRS Form 990-Return of Organization Exempt From Income Tax,  on an annual basis.  These forms, along with our financials are available upon request.

Legal Notices and Disclaimers

This website is intended as a resource to introduce people and organizations to the St. John Historical Society (SJHS) and its activities. This site is also intended as a repository of documents, photographs, articles, and reference materials to educate website users about the history of St. John. All are welcome to join the SJHS and to use our website. By using and accessing the SJHS webpages, you shall be deemed to have accepted the terms of these Legal Notices and Disclaimers.

Warranties and Disclaimers of Liability

SJHS intends the information contained to be accurate. However, as errors may occur, all information and materials are provided “as is.” In no event are the SJHS or its Officers and Directors, jointly or individually, liable for any indirect, special, incidental, or consequential damages as a result of the use or misuse of information contained on this website.

If misleading, inaccurate, or otherwise inappropriate information is brought to our attention, a reasonable effort will be made to fix or remove it. Such concerns should be addressed in the first instance to

Mention of third party organizations, publications or resources on the SJHS website is for informational purposes only and constitutes neither an endorsement nor a recommendation. We make no representations about, nor do we control the content of, other websites you may access from this website. A link does not mean that SJHS endorses or accepts responsibility for the content or use of such website.

The SJHS recognizes that authors’ points of view regarding historical events differ. The views and opinions of authors of historical and current documents contained herein do not necessarily state or reflect those of the SJHS, its Directors and Officers.

From time to time website users may submit queries and we will endeavor to post answers; both questions and answers will be attributed to the authors. If you wish to submit a question and remain anonymous, you must let us know ahead of time.

In no case do we share or sell our membership lists (names, addresses, other contact information) or contact information of those using this website.

Publications Usage
This website contains some information and materials in the public domain, some materials permanently on loan to the SJHS for its sole use, materials for which we have unlimited use permission, and materials originated by the SJHS. To protect yourself and the SJHS, you may not republish any portion of this website without the express written consent of the SJHS Board.

You should also be aware that it is the policy of the SJHS not to permit the use of the material included on this website for any purpose other than private non-commercial study, scholarship, or research purposes.

We believe that all material appearing on this website can be legitimately posted here by us. If you are a rights holder of any of the works appearing here and believe we are infringing your copyright, please contact us. We will either ensure that the ownership is properly attributed or remove the work promptly.