Client: National Park Service
Location: St. Croix, Virgin Islands
Provided Services: Updated Interpretive Planning, Copywriting
Christiansted National Historic Site, overseen by the National Park Service, explores Denmark’s colonization of the Virgin Islands, initiated in 1733. The site includes five historic 18th and 19th century buildings that can be toured, located on a seven-acre parcel of land that fronts the Atlantic Ocean. Twenty interpretive wayside panels positioned throughout the site detail the Danish ways of life as well as the role of the enslaved individuals from Africa who had a primary role in the colony’s economy fortune–the harvesting and exportation of sugar. The interpretation themes include the emancipation of the enslaved in 1848 and the country’s sale to the United States in 1917.