Carl and Marie Lawaetz Family Museum

Posted by on Oct 24, 2012 in Blog, Newsletter | 7 comments

Little La Grange, Carl and Marie Lawaetz Family Museum, St. Croix

Little La Grange, Carl and Marie Lawaetz Family Museum

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Carl and Marie Lawaetz Family Museum

The Carl and Marie Lawaetz Family Museum showcases the Danish legacy on St. Croix through the story of one family who farmed Estate Little La Grange for three generations.

The home of one of the island’s oldest and most prestigious families is open to the public, showing a rare glimpse into plantation life (click here to learn more about life on a Caribbean Plantation). Set in a valley at La Grange, this 1750 farmstead has been owned by the Lawaetz family since 1899. A member of the original family acts as the guide on tours of the estate. Originally a sugar plantation, the estate was later turned into a cattle ranch. On the grounds are the reminders of a bygone era. The 19 acres of land are filled with beautiful flowers and tropical trees and bushes.

Inside you can inspect the family heirlooms, many brought over from Denmark.

The story of the Lawaetz Family is nicely documented on the St. Croix Landmarks Society web-site.

Little La Grange, Carl and Marie Lawaetz Family Museum, St. Croix

Little La Grange, Carl and Marie Lawaetz Family Museum

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7 Comments

  1. Looks like a great location and place to visit Mark. Well captured.
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  2. Cozy looking place, man. What a piece of history. Nice job photographing this, Mark.
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  3. Beautiful spot. Great shots mark.
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  4. Great couple of pictures Mark! I love the history you have written about it as well, really adds to the overall picture of the photos. Wonderfully bright summer images as well!

  5. Great shots here Mark! I think your compositions are both very sympathetic to the architecture and it’s surroundings!
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  6. these are just so vibrant Mark, beautiful shots
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  7. If you’re interested in reading a historical novel set in the Danish West Indies, I suggest you try Transfer Day by Sophie Schiller, which brings to life the last days of a floundering Danish sugar colony in the West Indies with all its charm, nuance, and color.

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