Press Release

Office of the Governor
Release Date:
Monday, 10 December 2018 - 3:20pm

Local musicians will be joining the H. Lavity Stoutt Community College to host a concert to restore the life of the Old Government House Museum which was destroyed by the hurricanes of 2017.

The college, in its dedication to education in the Arts, will host the concert free of charge on Saturday, December 22, at the Eileene L. Parsons Auditorium on the request of the Old Government House Museum Board.

Musicians will render traditional and local Christmas Carols on the Trumpet, the Fungi Band, the Mouth Organ, the Steel Pan, the piano and in voice, in the joy of celebrating Christmas. 

The public will also be treated to musical treats by Alred Frett's Group, Ian Smith and son, Julia Leonard, Allen Brewley's Group, Charles Wheatley, Elliott Jackson, the Old Timers, the Fraser Group, and the Milton Malone Group.

Residents are invited to join in the joy of the season and to support the musicians and the college in their efforts to re-new the life of the museum. 

Adults are invited to contribute a sum of $10.00, while children and college students are to donate $3.00 at the door which opens to receive guests at 7:30 p.m.  The concert will begin at 8:00 p.m.     

This event marks the start of a fundraising drive for the 'Love Old Government House' museum and will be used to restore this part of Virgin Islands history. Further fundraising events will follow in early 2019.

The Old Government House Museum was reconstructed following the hurricane of 1924 and restored in 2003.  The museum has an important place in the history and culture of the people of the Virgin Islands as a place of purposeful activity which hosted official functions, social gatherings and Royal visits all of which engaged the local community. 


Colene A. Penn

Head of Communications
Recovery and Development Agency
Tel: +1 (284) 345-2776 | Mobile: +1 (284) 345-3387