St. John Historical Society to Interview Dr. Gilbert Sprauve

Dr. Gilbert Sprauve

The St. John Historical Society will highlight the fascinating life of Dr. Gilbert Sprauve when board member Pam Richards interviews him at the members and friends meeting at 7 p.m., on Tuesday, Dec. 10, at Bethany Moravian Church Hall.

Sprauve, a professor of modern languages, has a Ph.D. in linguistics from Princeton University, He is a folklorist, a storyteller, a previous Virgin Islands senator, a community activist and a fisherman. His published books include: “Angling for Sea Tales Over a Haunted Wreck,” “Soundings Over Cultural Shoals,” “Andanzas Bajo El Sol” (Spanish Edition), “Vagabondages Sous le Soleil” (French edition) and “Pell-Mell:..So We Live.”

Part of the interview will be about his upbringing on St. John, his education, and possibly, important fishing tips. Bill Stelzer has volunteered to videotape the interview.

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