The dream is for the thousands of "significant artifacts" that have been found at Cinnamon Bay and other beaches in the Virgin Islands National Park to be made available for people to see. Right now, they’re packed away in a warehouse – years of effort by Archeologist Ken Wild and dozens of college-age summer interns. Prehistoric sites can be found on most bays and beaches, dating back to 840 B.C. through the arrival of Columbus.
Work on the museum will begin when the money’s been raised. Total cost is estimated to be $180,000, of which $45,000 is now on hand.
Architectural plans have been completed, according to the Friends of the Park. The existing building at Cinnamon Bay will be the core. It’s a structure built around 1680 and is considered to be one of the oldest standing buildings on St. John. Plans call for a reconfiguration of the interior walls and installation of mahogany display cases. Projection equipment for presentations will also be added.
You can read more about the project here.