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Historical Society to Meet for Dedication and Tributes

The St. John Historical Society will meet at 4 p.m., on Tuesday, Dec. 11, at the Annaberg Country School site for the dedication of the new sign and a tribute to past members, Steve Edwards and Florence and Walter Lewisohn. David Knight, immediate past president and current Society archivist, will speak about early education in the Danish West Indies. Additionally, some of those who were involved in the restoration of the school will be sharing memories of the process. All are welcome. Light refreshments will be served. Parking is somewhat limited, so car-pooling is encouraged.
The ruins of the Annaberg Country School are among the most significant historic sites on St. John. They are a wonderful example of uniquely Danish-colonial architecture in the neoclassical style and also a physical representation of the first effort to institute compulsory education throughout the Danish West Indies (now the U. S. Virgin Islands) in 1839.

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