02. Diana C. Hall
A native of Washington State, Diana Hall became interested in her own family history and later in the history and politics of the Soviet Union. In 1990, Hall took a year off from graduate school to teach at the University of Gdansk in Poland and experienced first-hand the remarkable changes taking place during that time. After graduate school, Hall worked in university grants administration, moving to the Virgin Islands in 2002 as UVI Director of Sponsored Programs. Diana and her husband, Samuel Hall, recently celebrated their 10th wedding anniversary. Sam’s mother, former Historical Society member, Ethlyn Hall, inspired Diana’s interest in the history of St. John and in the Lindqvist and Harthman family histories in particular.
Ms. Hall joined the SJHS Board for the 2014-2015 year as a representative and is currently serving as the society’s vice president. From the beginning, Diana has applied her skills and is an energetic, productive and enthusiastic contributor to the society–with a particular interest in grant writing, management, the archeological survey work at the Bellevue historical site and the creation of the St John Cultural and Historical Resource Center.