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Bermuda To Celebrate World Heritage Day

Bermuda To Celebrate World Heritage Day

Tomorrow, 18th April, Bermuda will join 31 other UK UNESCO World Heritage Sites and many more such sites around the globe in recognizing World Heritage Day. “And against the backdrop of the devastating fire which consumed much of the historical Notre-Dame Cathedral in Tournai in Paris, the importance of preserving such significant cultural sites... Read more of this article

New Volume Of ‘Heritage Matters’ History Book

New Volume Of ‘Heritage Matters’ History Book

The seventh compilation of Dr. Edward Harris’ Heritage Matters columns has now been published by the National Museum of Bermuda Press. The column ran weekly for ten years in local newspapers, bringing Dr. Harris’s passion for local heritage into almost every home in Bermuda. Heritage Matters 7 is a selection of essays exploring, illuminating... Read more of this article

‘Further Essays on Bermuda’s History’ Released

‘Further Essays on Bermuda’s History’ Released

Local author Jonathan Land Evans has released his latest book, titled ‘Further Essays on Bermuda’s History’, the latest entry in his ongoing series covering the island’s history. The author said, My latest book, Further Essays on Bermuda’s History, is now available for purchase through the bookstore section of Lulu.com, which... Read more of this article

Newest Volume Of BJAMH Available Online

Newest Volume Of BJAMH Available Online

National Museum of Bermuda Press has launched Volume 21 of the Bermuda Journal of Archaeology and Maritime History [BJAMH] which is available to purchase for download on the National Museum of Bermuda website [here]. The latest edition of the Journal comprises ten articles offering a diverse collection of historical and archaeological examinations of... Read more of this article

Photos: Wreath Laid At HMS Jervis Bay Memorial

Photos: Wreath Laid At HMS Jervis Bay Memorial

A wreath laying was held at the HMS Jervis Bay memorial in Albuoy’s Point yesterday morning [March 17], with Chris Davison laying the wreath in memory of his father, Thomas Davison, a survivor of the Jervis Bay tragedy of 1940. In attendance were the Bermuda Sea Cadets, Hamilton Mayor Charles Gosling, Hamilton Town Crier Ed Christopher, Canon... Read more of this article

BELCO Donates Old Devices To Museum

BELCO Donates Old Devices To Museum

BELCO recently donated two antique electrical testing devices to the National Museum of Bermuda to add to the existing BELCO collection and items on permanent display at the ‘Progress of Power’ exhibit. The first piece of equipment is an ammeter from 1945 with the original instruction card included. The second item is a 500-volt insulation... Read more of this article

Scholar Speaks To Students About Mary Prince

Scholar Speaks To Students About Mary Prince

On Monday, the Minister of Labour, Community Affairs and Sports Lovitta Foggo attended a talk by visiting scholar Dr. Margot Maddison-MacFadyen at Clearwater Middle School. Dr. Maddison-MacFadyen was recently given a grant by the Department of Community and Cultural Affairs to conduct research on one of Bermuda’s National Heroes, Mary Prince.Mary... Read more of this article

Photos/Video: Girlguiding Bermuda Thinking Day

Photos/Video: Girlguiding Bermuda Thinking Day

[Updated with photos] Girlguiding Bermuda is holding their annual Thinking Day Service this afternoon [Feb 24] at the Anglican Cathedral. We will have additional coverage later on and in the meantime the live video is below. Update: The live video has ended and the replay is belowThis year, Girlguiding Bermuda is celebrating 100 years of Guiding in... Read more of this article

Photos: Black History Month At Paget Primary

Photos: Black History Month At Paget Primary

Paget Primary School students and teachers transformed some of their classrooms into Black History Museums today [Feb 21], celebrating Black Bermudians who have made contributions to the Island, with visitors including family members, friends, school groups and seniors. Honorees being celebrated included Dr. E.F. Gordon, Premier David Burt, Janeiro... Read more of this article

African Bermuda Dispersion Cultural Bus Tour

African Bermuda Dispersion Cultural Bus Tour

[Updated] Titan Express will be hosting an “African Bermuda Dispersion Cultural Bus Tour” on Saturday, March 2 and Saturday, March 9 from 10.00 to 1.00pm, with tours starting promptly from Hamilton Ferry Terminal. A spokesperson said, “Journey into an untold Legacy and join in on an Island Bus tour and discover the island of Bermuda true past... Read more of this article

Proposed Delisting: Hureka House In St David’s

Proposed Delisting: Hureka House In St David’s

The Ministry has proposed the delisting of a building of ‘Special Architectural and Historical Interest,’ noting that the wooden cottage in St. David’s has been deteriorating and is “now beyond repair.” This is according to a recent Official Government Notice, as the Minister “must before removing the historic monument... Read more of this article

Column: 60th Anniversary of Theatre Boycott

Column: 60th Anniversary of Theatre Boycott

[Written by Glenn Fubler] Friday, February 8th, 2019 marked the 60th anniversary of the first meeting of the Progressive Group, in Flatts. That secret gathering began a 3+month process involving 18 people envisioning a better Bermuda and brainstorming strategies towards that end. As a result of that process, by mid-June 1959, the Theatre Boycott began,... Read more of this article

Black History Month Celebrated At Princess

Black History Month Celebrated At Princess

Hamilton Princess & Beach Club is commemorating Black History Month by hosting two dinners that will celebrate prominent black Bermudians, Dame Jennifer Smith and Sir John Swan. A spokesperson said, “Dame Jennifer and Sir John, both former premiers of Bermuda, will each be honoured with a dinner at the hotel, open to the public. “Guests... Read more of this article