Exhibition: "Chaney: Stories From Migrant Fragments"


An exploration of the history of colonial pottery through an interactive exhibition of art and artifacts.

Location: Fort Christiansværn, St. Croix

This exhibition seeks to examine this past in a collaborative exhibition by La Vaughn Belle, who is an artist from the Virgin Islands currently working in St. Croix and the Danish graduate student of Sustainable Heritage Management, Gitte Westergaard. The exhibition will be facilitated by the National Park Service through their collections and exhibition space at Fort Christiansvaern from March 31 – July 1 2017 in commemoration of the Transfer Day Centennial.

This exhibition makes everyday artifacts, that have never been on display, publicly accessible and breaks down barriers and the exclusions of the public from their own heritage. The exhibition thereby invites the community to participate in a discussion about heritage, identity and how to take ownership of the past.