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Past Projects give examples of our destinations and activities.

Winter 2012 Trips

SAN SALVADOR, BAHAMAS: Archeological Project: March 18 – 25, 2012
San Salvador Island, Commonwealth of the Bahamas, is one of the eastern most islands of this archipelago off the southeast coast of Florida, and was the first landfall of Columbus in 1492. The island is pristine, ringed with beautiful beaches. We will be working with archeologist, John Winter, who has had over 25 years experience working in archeology on San Salvador. The island was first inhabited by Indians who migrated from South America, and later by Loyalists, fleeing the US after the revolutionary war. Archeological finds have included Indian, Spanish, and other European colonists artifacts. Accommodations are double occupancy, motel-type rooms at the Gerace Research Center.
Contact: srice@stotac.com

WILLEMSTAD, CURACAO, NETHERLAND ANTILLES: February 20-24, 2012
Project One:  Our first project was assisting the National Archaeological –Anthropological Memory Management (NAAM), We helped catalog, weigh and digitize artifacts in the NAAM laboratory.

Project Two:  Our other project was measuring and drawing with the volunteers of STIMANA, which in English translates to the Foundation for Marine Archaeology of the Netherlands Antilles.  The STIMANA primarily focuses on maritime and underwater archeological projects

Trip Leader:  Helen Ross, Architectural Historian
Download information on Curacao trip: PDF Word

ST JOHN, USVI HISTORIC PRESERVATION PROJECT: February 12 – 19, 2012 
Documentation of buildings on Hassel Island and St. John for the Virgin Islands National Park.

The National Park Service contacted CVE to request our assistance in documenting the officer’s barracks at Hassel Island, built by the British during their occupation of 1807-1815, as well as sugar factory ruins in St John.  

St John is one of the beautiful US Virgin Islands and much of the island is a National Park. The island had been a Danish possession and many three hundred year old ruins of the sugar and cotton plantation era still remain. For the past 20 years, CVE has been working with the National Park archeologists to help document and preserve these historic structures.

Plenty of time for beach activities (snorkeling, swimming), and hiking in the USVI National Park. Optional trips to the Virgin Gorda baths were arranged.

ST KITTS CEMETERY INVENTORY Jan 22 – 29 , 2012
CVE worked with the St Kitts Heritage Society on a cemetery inventory which provides important genealogical information to the island.

Participants were exposed to the history of St. Kitts and the West Indies, enjoyed visits to some of the more off-the beaten track parts of the island and met with some really interesting people. We stayed at the beachfront Timothy Beach Resort

ARCHEOLOGY IN ST. EUSTATIUS Jan 15-22, 2012
Volunteers worked with Dr. Grant Gilmore of the St. Eustatius Center for Archeological Research and with the CVE leader, Susan Sanders, an archeologist with extensive experience in Statia. Work included excavation, sifting, cataloguing , and other archeological projects. Statia is a tiny undiscovered Caribbean island, which was once a bustling center of trade with over 20,000 inhabitants. The island changed hands 22 times, and the Dutch took possession in 1636; the island is still Dutch. We stayed at the Kingswell Hotel, near the center of charming Oranjestat, the capital city. There were opportunities for swimming and hiking.

Below is a list of trips from 1991-2010. Please contact us if you have any questions!

1991
Drawings of slave houses: Annaberg Plantation
St John USVI : Virgin Islands National Park

1992
Leinster Bay Fort, St. John, measured drawings
Virgin Islands National Park

Beef Island Great House measured drawings
Tortola, BVI: BVI Folk Museum and Historical Society

1993
Mt. Healthy windmill and plantation site survey and
drawings. Tortola, BVI: National Trust

Western Cemetery Inventory, Preservation Guidelines
Nassau, Bahamas: Dept. Of Archives

Vernacular Building Survey for National Register
Nassau, Bahamas: Dept. Of Archives

Trunk Bay Sugar Factory measured drawings
St. John, Virgin Islands National Park

Plantation survey measured drawings and photographs
Tortola, BVI: Historical Society

Continuation of the Western Cemetery Inventory
Nassau, Bahamas : Archives Dept.

St. Matthew's Cemetery Inventory
Nassau, Bahamas: Archives Dept.

Wylly Plantation site and building survey
New Providence Island, Bahamas, Bahamas National Trust

1994
Boissiere House Preservation Guidelines
Port of Spain, Trinidad: National Museum

Scarborough Preservations Guidelines
Scarborough, Tobago: National Museum

Mt. Healthy archeological excavation
Tortola, BVI: BVI National Trust

Thornton Estate site and building survey
Tortola, BVI: National Trust

Kingston Church measured drawings
Tortola, BVI : Historical Society

Leinster Bay Plantation Site and Building survey
St. John, Virgin Islands National Park

Barbados Survey: Report and photographs of 16
historic buildings: Barbados National Trust

1995
Antigua Windmill Survey
Museum of Antigua and Barbuda

Estate Concordia Site Survey and Drawings
St Croix Landmarks Society

L'Esperance, St. John, Measured Drawings
Virgin Islands National Park

Duurloo Estate Measured Drawings, St John
Virgin Islands National Park

Survey of the Morne Fortune British Military, and Riverside
Cemeteries St Lucia National Trust

Powder Magazine and Guard Cells Drawings, Morne Fortune St. Lucia National Trust

Western Cemetery Inventory (Continuation)
Nassau, Bahamas : Bahamas Department of Archives

Georgetown, Guyana: Historic Building Survey
University of Guyana: Dept. Of Architecture

Antigua Windmill Survey Continuation
Museum of Antigua and Barbuda

Drawing of Museum (former Courthouse)
St. Johns, Museum of Antigua and Barbuda

Measured Drawings of plantations: New River, Coconut Walk ;Nevis Field Studies Centre

1996
Historic Building Survey, Trujillo, Honduras:
Institute of Anthropology and History

Restoration Drawings for 6 buildings in Parham, Antigua
OAS: Parham Project

Historic Building Survey in Soufriere, St. Lucia

Anglican Cemetery Survey in Soufriere
Soufriere Foundation, St. Lucia National Trust

Measured drawings of sugar plantations at Caneel Bay, and Catherinberg St. John, Virgin Islands National Park

Measured drawings of Wheel of Fortune plantation
St Croix Landmarks Society

Port St. George Measured Drawings
Nevis Field Studies Centre

1997
Historic Preservation Recommendations: Yearwood Building
Charlestown, Nevis Nevis Historical and Conservation Society

Antigua Windmill Survey (continuation)
Museum of Antigua and Barbuda

Measured Drawings: Estate Little La Grange
St. Croix Landmarks Society

Measured Drawings: Denis Bay Plantation, St. John
Virgin Islands National Park

Measured Drawings: Synagogue at Joden Savanne
Surinam

Fort San Cristobal: Inventory Assessment
San Juan Historic Site, Puerto Rico

Measured Drawings: Fort George, St Georges, Grenada
Portcullis, Ltd, and Grenada National Trust

Drawings, and Cemetery Inventory: Neveh Shalom Synagogue
Spanish Town, Jamaica: Jamaica National Heritage Trust

Preservation Report: Trott House, Charlestown, Nevis
Nevis Historical and Conservation Society

Drawings of Wingfield Plantation, St. Kitts
Nevis Field Studies Centre

1998
Fort San Cristobal, Old San Juan, Inventory Assessment
San Juan Historic Site, Puerto Rico

Antigua Fort Survey
Museum of Antigua and Barbuda

Drawings of the Isaac's House, Kingstown, St. Vincent
St. Vincent National Trust

Drawings of ruins at Lameshur Bay Plantation, St. John
Virgin Islands National Park

Drawings of three Homestead Houses, St. Croix
St. Croix Landmarks Society

Cemetery Survey at Casipora, (historic Jewish cemetery)
Paramaraibo, Surinam

Historic Building Inventory in Basseterre, St. Kitts
St Kitts Heritage Society

Drawings of Fort Charles and Eden Browne
Nevis Historical and Conservation Society

1999
Restoration construction on Trott House, Charlestown
Nevis Conservation and Historical Society

Archeological Investigations at Wingfield Plantation, St Kitts
Wingfield Plantation Museum

St. Kitts Historic Cemetery Inventory
St. Kitts Heritage Society

Site documentation at Wallblake Plantation. Anguilla
Wallblake Foundation

Archeological exploration at Mamiku great house
St. Lucia

Historic Jewish cemetery inventory at Joden Savanne
Surinam

Safety Assessment at El Morro and Fort San Cristobal.
San Juan National Historic Site, Puerto Rico

Drawings oft Lameshur and Cinnamon Bay plantations:
St. John Virgin Islands National Park

Investigation and report of Bushiribana and Balashi gold mines. Aruba
Monumentenbureau Aruba

2000
Trott House Restoration, Charlestown, Nevis
Nevis Historical and Conservation Society

Antigua Fort Survey
Antigua National Parks Authority

Recommendations for Restoration of Hampstead Waterwheel Dominica National Trust

Lawaetz Museum Restoration
St Croix Landmarks Society

St Kitts Historic Cemetery Inventory
St. Kitts Heritage Society

Archeology at Wingfield Plantation, St. Kitts
Wingfield Plantation Museum

Historic Jewish Cemetery Inventory,
Paramaraibo, Surinam

Clearing, drawings at Mary Point and Annaberg, St. John
Virgin Islands National Park

Historic Preservation at Fort San Cristobal
San Juan Historic Site, Puerto Rico

Survey, and drawings of Fort Purcell, Tortola, BVI
Virgin Islands Studies Program: Lavity H Stoutt College

2001
Clearing and Drawings of structures at Mary's Point,
Cinnamon Bay and Francis Bay, St. John
Virgin Islands National Park

Restoration work at Estate Whim and Lawaetz Museum
St. Croix Landmarks Society

Archeological Investigation at George Washington House
Barbados. Barbados National Trust

Drawings and Restoration work at Roxborough Cocoa Factory, Tobago

Wallblake Plantation Restoration, Anguilla.
Wallblake Trust

Preservation at Forts San Cristobal and El Morro,
San Juan Historic Site, Puerto Rico

Cemetery Inventory in St. Kitts.
St. Kitts Heritage Society

Moravian Cemetery Inventory in St. Croix, USVI.
St Croix Landmarks Society

2002
Recommendations for Capucine,
Dominica Cultural Site

Preservation Work at Estate Whim and Lawaetz Museum
St. Croix Landmarks Society

Historic Preservation work at San Cristobal
San Juan Historic Site, Puerto Rico

Preservation work at Wallblake House, Anguilla
Wallblake Foundation

Archeology at Wingfield, St Kitts
Wingfield Plantation Museum

Clearing at historic Upper Round Road, Nevis
Nevis Historical and Conservation Society

British Virgin Islands Cemetery Inventory
Virgin Islands Studies Program, Lavity Stoutt Community College

Restoration work at the Cottle Church, Nevis
Nevis Historical and Conservation Society

Clearing and Drawings of Denis Bay Windmill
Virgin Islands National Park (S. John)

Preservation work at Estate Whim
St. Croix Landmarks Society

St. Kitts Cemetery Inventory
St Kitts Heritage Society
2003
Site work, and Museum Displays
Capucine Cultural Site: Dominica

Archeology at Fort George, Antigua
Antigua National Parks

British Virgin Islands Cemetery Inventory
Lavity Stoutt Community College

St Croix Cemetery Inventory
St Croix Landmarks Society

Archeological work in St John
Virgin Islands National Park

Condition Assessment at San Juan Historic Site
National Park Service; San Juan, Puerto Rico

Archeology Work in San Salvadore
Gerace Research Center, Bahamas

2004
Master Plan and Recommendations for Hillsborough
Plantation, Dominica

Site work at Capucine Cultural Site, Dominica

Historic Preservation at Whim and Little LaGrange
St Croix Landmarks Society

Virgin Gorda Historic Building Survey
BVI National Trust, Lavity Stoutt College

British Virgin Islands Cemetery Survey
Lavity Stoutt College

St Croix cemetery Inventory
St Croix Landmarks Society

Historic Preservation work at San Juan Historic Site
San Juan Historic Site, Puerto Rico

Plantation Archeology and Drawings, San Salvadore
Bahamas. Gerace Research Center

Drawings and clearing, St John USVI
St. John National Park Service

British Virgin Islands Historic Site Inventory
Sites in Virgin Gorda BVI National Trust

2005
Archeology in Antigua for Antigua National Parks *

BVI Historic Site Inventory ( Churches on Tortola) *
BVI National Trust

Drawings and clearing: St John National Park, USVI *

El Morro Preservation, Old San Juan, Puerto Rico *
US National Park Service

St Kitts Cemetery Inventory *
St Kitts Heritage Society

St Croix Cemetery Inventory *
St. Croix Landmarks Society

2006
BVI Historic Site Inventory
BVI National Trust

St Kitts Cemetery Inventory
St Kitts Heritage Soxiety

Drawings and clearing: St John National Park, USVI

San Salvador, Bahamas: Kerr Mount Plantation mapping
Gerace Research Center

St Kitts Museum Conservation
St Kitts heritage Society

La Sagesse Factory buildings: Recommendations for
restoration. Rare Enterprises

Artiste Bay, Grenada, Community and Tourist
Center, RARE

2007
Historic Jewish Cemetery, Falmouth, Jamaica
Falmouth Renewal

Historic Site Inventory, BVI *
BVI National Trust

Drawings and clearing: St John National Park, USVI *
Rustenberg Plantation

Historic Preservation, St. Croix *
St. Croix Landmarks Society

St. Kitts Cemetery Inventory
St. Kitts Heritage Society

San Salvador, Bahamas: archeology, mapping*
Gerace Research Center

Lunenberg, Nova Scotia, Historic House
Renovation

Brimstone Hill Preservation, St Kitts *
Brimstone Hill Restoration, St Kitts

2008
Archeology and Preservation at Wingfield Plantation
St Kitts.

St Kitts Cemetery Inventory *
St. Kitts Heritage Society

Drawings and clearing: St John National Park, USVI
Rustenberg Plantation

Historic Jewish Cemetery Inventory, Hunt's Bay,
Jamaica.

Archeology in San Salvador, Bahamas
Gerace Research Center

Mapping and Documentation at Hamilton Estate,
Nevis

St. Eustatius; Construction of Wattle and Daub House
St. Eustatius Center for Archeological Research

2009
Jewish Cemetery Inventory,Kingston Jamaica

Archeology and Preservation at Wingfield Plantation *
St Kitts.

St Kitts Cemetery Inventory
St. Kitts Heritage Society

Historic Building Survey
San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic

Archeology in San Salvador, Bahamas
Gerace Research Center

2010
Preservation at San Juan Historic Site
National Park Service

St Kitts Cemetery Inventory
St. Kitts Heritage Society

Fort Kenapa, Curacao

Archeology and Preservation at Wingfield Plantation
St Kitts.

St. Eustatius Archeology
St. Eustatius Center for Archeological Research

Drawings of Siebens Plantation, St John, USVI
National Park Service