Celebrating Culture


Friends of Virgin Islands National Park programs aimed at sharing and preserving the island's rich cultural heritage and history include funding the Park’s archeological program, restoring and maintaining ruins, supporting the Folk Life Festival, and hosting cultural seminars and workshops.


Annaberg Cultural Program

Annaberg is a must visit for anyone interested in the history of the island.  Enjoy demonstrations and tours and explore the rich heritage of St. John.

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Passing It On Documentary

Produced to celebrate 30 years of the Folk Life Festival, this fabulous mini documentary features island makers, artisans, and storytellers.

Growing Up In Cruz Bay

Here, St. John

An oral history about Virgin Islands National Park and St. John that serves to give voice to the heritage, culture and natural history as told by born St. Johnians and resident scientists.

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Youth Programs

Connecting island youth to nature and the park through a range of programs including schools, summer camps, scholarships, intern opportunities, and more.


Archaeology Program

Supporting the Park in the preservation of the Caribbean’s human heritage and development from prehistory to the present, on land and underwater.

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Encouraging and supporting creatives to explore the park, the natural world, and the culture of this place.

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Moko Jumbie Class

Supporting the next generation of moko jumbies.


Seminars & Hikes

Learn and explore the history and culture on the island through our seminar program.


Community Matters Seminars

Conversations related to conservation, sustainable development, disaster capitalism, and environmental racism.