Nov. 16, 2003 – Former islander, Carmella Richards, will be delivering a lecture at the Whim Museum entitled, "St. Croix: A brief History of its Furniture and Furniture-Makers", from 3 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, November 23.
Presented in conjunction with Whim's new exhibition, "Press to Des', Pillar to Post: The Art and Antiques of a Worldly Bachelor", Richards lecture will focus on local families involved in furniture production on St. Croix from the mid-1700's through the mid-1900's and will include slide images of their work as well as brief biographical sketches.
Though Richards is currently living and working in New York for the Carnegie Corporation, she spent her early years living on St. Croix, and is a graduate of both St. Mary's School and St. Joseph's High School.
This lecture is co-sponsored by the Education Outreach Program of the St. Croix Landmarks society and the University of the Virgin Islands Division of Social Sciences.
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