Saturday, March 31, 2012

Transfer Day

The U.S. Virgin Islands commemorated the 95th anniversary of Transfer Day, the transfer of the Virgin Islands from Denmark to the United States, on March 31. The ceremony on St. Croix took place at the Whim Estate Museum. Pictured above, Lt. Gov. Gregory Francis commended the St. Patrick School Steel Pan Orchestra.
St. Mary School was among the schools that prepared an exhibit on St. Croix history. The fifth grade students researched sugar plantation estates. Pictured left, Nadia Garriga-Cerni researched the Lawaetz family plantation.

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