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    Saint Croix Island

    International Historic Site Maine

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June 21, 2009
Activities Planned for 405th Anniversary of Saint Croix Island Settlement
On Saturday, June 27, from 5:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., join National Park Service rangers at Saint Croix Island International Historic Site in Red Beach to commemorate 405 years since Pierre Dugua founded a French settlement on Saint Croix Island.

April 06, 2009
Saint Croix Island Staff Plan "Pruning for Preservation" Workshop
On Saturday, April 18, at 10:00 a.m., Saint Croix Island International Historic Site in Calais, Maine, will host its second annual apple tree pruning workshop in partnership with University of Maine’s Cooperative Extension.

March 30, 2009
Decision for Facilities Development Plan Now Available
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December 30, 2008
Public Comments Sought on Draft Facilities Development Plan at Saint Croix Island International Historic Site
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June 17, 2008
National Park Service Plans Special Activities for 404th Anniversary
Join rangers at Saint Croix Island International Historic Site for a day of fun and activities on June 26, 2008, from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., to mark the 404th anniversary of Saint Croix Island's settlement by the French.

April 21, 2008
Saint Croix Island Staff Plan "Pruning for Preservation" Workshop
On Saturday, May 10, Saint Croix Island International Historic Site will host a hands-on apple tree pruning workshop in partnership with University of Maine's Cooperative Extension.

November 30, 2007
Acadia NP and Saint Croix Island IHS Ornaments Displayed on Official White House Christmas Tree
Two ornaments representing Acadia National Park and Saint Croix Island International Historic Site are prominently displayed on this year’s official White House Christmas Tree.

September 28, 2007
University of Maine Farmington Hosts National Park Service Workshop on Passamaquoddy Teaching Kit
On Saturday, October 20, education rangers from the National Park Service will present the second of three teacher workshops to introduce their award-winning teaching kit.

September 28, 2007
Beatrice Rafferty Hosts National Park Service Workshop on Passamaquoddy Teaching Kit
On Saturday, October 27, education rangers from the National Park Service will present the last of three teacher workshops offered around the state to introduce their award-winning teaching kit.

August 07, 2007
Jr. Ranger Day for Kids Planned
Saint Croix Island International Historic Site is proud to announce that the first Junior Ranger day for children will be held on Sunday, August 12, from 1 to 6 p.m.

June 18, 2007
National Park Service Plans Special Activities for 403rd Anniversary
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April 23, 2007
Saint Croix Island International Historic Site Awarded Junior Ranger Ambassadors Grant
The National Park Foundation awarded Saint Croix Island International Historic Site with a grant to create and enhance park Junior Ranger programs.

February 08, 2007
Teacher Workshops Introduce Passamaquoddy Teaching Kit
On Friday, March 9, the National Park Service will present the first of three workshops to introduce their award-winning Passamaquoddy teaching kit to Maine middle school teachers.

October 16, 2006
Earliest Evidence of European Autopsy in the New World
A joint American-Canadian team of forensic anthropologists identifies the earliest evidence of a European autopsy found in the New World.

Did You Know?

French Huguenots and Catholics settled Saint Croix.

Saint Croix Island was settled by Huguenots (French Protestants) and Catholics, a rare example of religious tolerance between these two groups. The island is protected today as part of Saint Croix Island International Historic Site.