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U.S. Historian Donates Gunpowder Plot Book

U.S. Historian Donates Gunpowder Plot Book

The Bermuda National Library and the Minister of Community, Culture and Sports, Pat Gordon-Pamplin, today hosted historian Michael Marsh, for a short talk and book signing of his latest title The Defining Story of Bermuda’s Great Gunpowder Plot 1775: the American connection & other selected highlights, including the Attack on Washington [1814]. Mr.... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: Gunpowder Plot Reenactment

Photos & Video: Gunpowder Plot Reenactment

Members of the Sons of the American Revolution [SAR], the Daughters of the American Revolution [DAR], and the Children of the American Revolution [CAR] are in Bermuda to commemorate the 240th anniversary of the Bermuda Gunpowder Plot. At about 6.00pm on Saturday [Aug 15] crowds gathered to watch the re-enactment of the rolling of the barrels of gunpowder... Read more of this article

Anniversary Of Gunpowder Plot Commemorated

Anniversary Of Gunpowder Plot Commemorated

Members of the Sons, Daughters and Children of the American Revolution attended a reception today [Aug 14] at Government House, as part of the 240th Anniversary commemorations of Bermuda’s “Gunpowder Plot”. “The event marked a highly amicable relationship between the visiting descendants of American Revolutionaries and today’s successor... Read more of this article

Gunpowder Plot Reenactment And Celebration

Gunpowder Plot Reenactment And Celebration

In celebration of the Bermuda Gunpowder Plot, which took place in 1775, a reenactment of the event will take place on Saturday, August 15 from 5.00pm to sundown at Tobacco Bay. The event will feature local band D.I.A. and DJ Bubbles live, a bonfire, free s’mores, fiery performances, a beach bar, and a BBQ. For more information, call 705-SAND... Read more of this article

A Look Back At Bermudian TV 50 Years Ago

A Look Back At Bermudian TV 50 Years Ago

50 years ago last week, the former Capital Broadcasting Company launched the second commercial television station in Bermuda, ZFB on VHF channel 8. The fledgling company’s foray into television came just three years after opening ZFB Radio 910 on the AM dial. The station would later move to 960 AM. The company was founded and headed by Montague Sheppard,... Read more of this article

Visitors To Commemorate Gunpowder Plot

Visitors To Commemorate Gunpowder Plot

Members of the Sons of the American Revolution [SAR], the Daughters of the American Revolution [DAR], and the Children of the American Revolution [CAR] will be in Bermuda next week to commemorate the 240th anniversary of the Bermuda Gunpowder Plot. The delegation of more than 50 people includes members from Alabama, California, Georgia, Maryland, New... Read more of this article

Bermudian Linguistics Student Receives Award

Bermudian Linguistics Student Receives Award

Bermudian student Rosemary Hall has been awarded $5,000 by the Bermuda Historical Society as she continues her research into Bermuda’s unique dialect while studying for her doctorate at Oxford University. Ms. Hall recently completed her M.Phil in Linguistics at Oxford, resulting in her 35,000 word thesis entitled Introducing Bermudian English:... Read more of this article

Historical Video & Photos: Bermuda In The 1930s

Historical Video & Photos: Bermuda In The 1930s

Step back some 80 years into the past with this video showcasing Bermuda as it existed in the 1930s, with the 15-minute montage offering an expansive look at island life at that time. Titled “A Visit to Bermuda,” the video opens with a look around the island, with boats and ships, houses and buildings, and foliage all visible as the camera... Read more of this article

Lecture: Boycotts, Black Tourism, Desegregation

Lecture: Boycotts, Black Tourism, Desegregation

The Department of Community and Cultural Affairs 10th Annual Dr. Kenneth E. Robinson / Cyril Outerbridge Packwood Memorial Lecture will be held on July 23, 6 p.m. at the New Hall Lecture Theatre, Bermuda College. “This annual memorial lecture features a talk on some aspect of the history of the African diaspora. It began in 2006 as a way of honouring... Read more of this article

Masterworks Exhibition To Feature Regiment

Masterworks Exhibition To Feature Regiment

The history of the Bermuda Regiment is set to be on parade at the Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art as part of the armed service’s golden anniversary. And the exhibition features some rarely-seen exhibits connected to its predecessor regiments, the Bermuda Militia Artillery [BMA] and the Bermuda Volunteer Rifle Corps [BVRC], both of which saw service... Read more of this article

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