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In Frederiksted, Jungle James Offers Learning in an Outdoor Setting

Jungle James Cultural Tour and Petting Zoo is a new, family-friendly place located in Frederiksted, providing an outdoor learning environment for children of all ages.

Op-Ed: Kwanzaa is Needed Even More This Year in the V.I.

The celebration of Kwanzaa has been taking place for almost 50 years in the U.S. Virgin Islands, where a majority of the population is made up of people of African descent.

Smithsonian Team Restores Hurricane-damaged Legislative Records and Archives

In the aftermath of hurricanes Irma and Maria, government officials realized legislative records and archival journals stored in the basement of a building in Cruz Bay had been nearly destroyed after the basement flooded.
Debris blocks King Street in Christiansted in front of the Florence Williams Library Wednesday morning.

Government House Restoration Nears Finish, Libraries Begin To Open

Restoration of Government House on St. Thomas will be completed by the end of 2021, Dale Davis, special assistant to the governor, told members of the Committee on Culture, Historic Preservation and Aging at a hearing on Tuesday.

Major Historical Event: Commemorate St. John Slave Revolt of 1733 Online Friday

St. Johnians, Virgin Islanders and everyone interested in the history of enslaved Africans' struggle for freedom can commemorate and learn more about the 1733 slave revolt on St. John online this Friday evening through Zoom or on Facebook.

Senate Panel OKs Resolution Honoring Centennial of CAHS

The Senate Committee on Culture, Historic Preservation and Aging on Monday approved a resolution commemorating the centennial of Charlotte Amalie High School, which first opened its doors in 1920.

Going Virtual May Increase Awareness of Christmas Festival, Turnbull Says

The pandemic has forced many events from around the world to go virtual, and the 2020-2021 Virtual Crucian Christmas Festival is no different, but Ian Turnbull said the virtual festival will achieve greater recognition than prior years.

Researcher Presents History of STT Harbor to Genealogy Group

Charlotte Amalie harbor, now one of the most popular tourist stops in the Caribbean, was once considered too unhealthy for a stopover in the 19th century, according to researcher Elizabeth Rezende.

Public Works Shares Vision for the Territory’s Public Cemeteries

A task force of the V.I. Public Works Department has launched a program to digitally record all burials in the territory, combining that record with the Geographic Positioning System as part of a vast vision to transform the public cemeteries.

Library Planning Renovations and Relocations on St. Croix

The libraries on St. Croix are in the process of being renovated, while the Regional Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped may be relocated all together, a library official told lawmakers.

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