St. Croix Landmarks Society has announced the annual Old-Time Family Day will be held on Saturday, Aug. 21 (a cruise ship day), on the Whim Museum grounds. This event will feature traditional foods presented by Agriculture Fair prize winners, vetted traditional crafts booths and an open house at Estate Whim Museum Greathouse. The music of Jamesie and the All-Stars, and Dmitri "Pikey" Copemann will also be featured.
Children’s activities will include storytelling, arts and crafts, and old-time games. They will also have an opportunity to "Walk Like a Mocko Jumbie" with stilt-walking demonstrations. All ages are invited to join in games of wari and dominoes!
There will be artisan demonstrations of traditional woodworking by Bien Brignoni and goldsmith work, and there will be quilting, crocheting and needlework in the Whim Cottage. Stop by the Family History Center to search the African Roots Project Database and "look for your ancestors dem!"
Taste the best of St. Croix prepared by our prize-winning cooks: Jane Meyers, Luz Delgado, Marie Edwards, Lyra Tonge, the ladies of the Friedensfeld Moravian Church and others.
Summer camp is over, and school hasn’t started yet. Forget about your work day. Leave the cleaning and washing behind. Bring your family down for an old-time family day.
The event will run 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; admission is $5, children under 12 are free.
For more information, call 772-0598.