01 December 2015

U.S. Virgin Islands Lecture Series on 100th anniversary as a territory

United States Virgin Islands Centennial 2017

5th elected Governor of the territory Dr. Charles Turnbull and Senator Myron Jackson among speakers on pre-Columbian Virgin Islands at the 3rd December 2015 session in Saint Thomas. 

The Centennial Commission has been established to commemorate the 100th anniversary in 2017 of the transfer of the Danish West Indies to the United States; thus becoming the Virgin Islands of the United States.  March 31st of every year is recognized as the official Transfer Day in the USVI.   
Each year, the Territory acknowledges the anniversary by symbolically lowering the Danish flag and raising the Stars and Stripes.  The first and official ceremony took place on St. Thomas on the grounds of the Legislature at 4 P.M. on March 31, 1917.
The public is invited to attend a series of presentations and lectures on the pre-Columbian period of the Virgin Islands and the Caribbean in general.  We are pleased to announce that these Lectures will be in association with the University of the Virgin Islands Caribbean Cultural Center.

The series began on St. Croix at the U.V.I. on November 19th and will continue as follows on St. Thomas and St. John:
On December 3, 2015 the series will continue on St. Thomas, U.V.I. Conference Center on the St. Thomas campus, and the presenters will be, former Governor, Dr. Charles Turnbull, Senator Myron Jackson, Mr. David Hayes and Dr. Chenzira Kahina.  6:30 to 9:00pm.
On December 10, 2015 the presenters will be Ken Wilke, David Hayes, Dr. Chenzira Kahina, and Senator Myron Jackson.  The time and place TBA.
For more information you may contact Dr. Eugene Petersen at 340 690 0617 or visit us on facebook: United States Virgin Islands Centennial 2017