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Photos, Video & 360: Open House At Verdmont

Photos, Video & 360: Open House At Verdmont

In celebration of Heritage Month, the Bermuda National Trust hosted a Free Open House at the Verdmont Museum and Gardens in Smiths today [May 21], with the public able to tour the centuries old property.Executive Director of the National Trust Karen Border told Bernews, “We are thrilled to be opening Verdmont to the public today, a free public... Read more of this article

Stamps Highlight St George’s Historical Society

Stamps Highlight St George’s Historical Society

Tomorrow [May 19], as part of the Heritage Month observations, the Bermuda Post Office [BPO] will issue a commemorative stamp series highlighting the St. George’s Historical Society.A Government spokesperson said, “The series highlights the 100th Anniversary of the formation of the organization, which was solidified with the passage of the St.... Read more of this article

WaPo Features African Diaspora Heritage Trail

WaPo Features African Diaspora Heritage Trail

The Washington Post has featured Bermuda’s African Diaspora Heritage Trail in an article titled “Bermuda trail brings island’s Black heritage to the fore.” The Washington Post website said, “It was a blistering hot day in June 1730 when the enslaved woman Sally Bassett was burned at the stake at the foot of Crow Lane in Hamilton, Bermuda.... Read more of this article

154-Year-Old Gold Ring Returned To Verdmont

154-Year-Old Gold Ring Returned To Verdmont

A former resident of Bermuda has repatriated a 154-year-old gold ring, found between floorboards at Verdmont in the 1940s, and gifted it to the Bermuda National Trust [BNT]. Verdmont, which was built sometime between 1694 and 1714, is one of the Trust’s historic house museums. A spokesperson said, “Handing over the ring to the Trust on 9 May... Read more of this article

New Volume Of ‘Heritage Matters’ History Book

New Volume Of ‘Heritage Matters’ History Book

The ninth and tenth compilation of Dr. Edward Harris’ Heritage Matters columns has now been published by the National Museum of Bermuda Press. A spokesperson said, “It’s time to dive back into Bermuda’s history with the release of Heritage Matters 9 and 10, the final two volumes to complete the series by Dr. Edward Harris, published by National... Read more of this article

NMB Honoured In Fast Company’s Awards

NMB Honoured In Fast Company’s Awards

The winners of Fast Company’s 2022 World Changing Ideas Awards were announced yesterday [May 3] including the National Museum of Bermuda [NMB] as a finalist in the Education Category for their free community education programme Tracing Our Roots/Routes [TORR]. A spokesperson said, “World Changing Ideas Awards is a major annual awards programs focused... Read more of this article

Gibbs Hill Lighthouse Shining For 176 Years

Gibbs Hill Lighthouse Shining For 176 Years

The historic Gibbs Hill Lighthouse is one of the most iconic structures on the island, and the landmark first started flashing its beam to seafarers on May 1, 1846 – 176 years ago today. An article on Go To Bermuda, the island’s official travel resource, delves into what makes Gibbs Hill Lighthouse so unique.The lighthouse, which has 185 steps,... Read more of this article

BNL: Literature From The Caribbean & Bermuda

BNL: Literature From The Caribbean & Bermuda

Starting on Wednesday, May 4, the Bermuda National Library will present Module 2 of Literature from the Caribbean and Bermuda, a 3-module course taught by Dr. Angela Barry. A spokesperson said, “In the first module, students saw how slavery and colonialism fundamentally shaped Caribbean and Bermudian societies and their literatures. Although there... Read more of this article

Elizabeth Kawaley Celebrates 100th Birthday

Elizabeth Kawaley Celebrates 100th Birthday

[Written by Glenn Fubler] Born on April 23, 1922, Elizabeth Musson Kawaley observed her 100th birthday this past Saturday, with her immediate family. This, after being released from KEMH on the Friday – following major surgery for a hip fracture. Of course, her family was betwixt and between themselves last week, given their mother’s health challenge... Read more of this article

Minister Peets Visits Verdmont Museum

Minister Peets Visits Verdmont Museum

Verdmont Museum was the latest stop by the Minister of Youth, Culture and Sport, Dr. Ernest Peets, who continued his visits to the island’s museums, galleries and historical landmarks.“Located in Smith’s Parish, Verdmont Historic Home and Garden is owned and maintained by the Bermuda National Trust. The Georgian style house was built in the... Read more of this article

Review: The Cross At Earl Cameron Theatre

Review: The Cross At Earl Cameron Theatre

[Written by Dale Butler] City Hall & Arts Center, located on Church Street in the City of Hamilton, became an arena of live activity on Saturday, April 16, 2022, with vendors on Nellie’s Walk, the Fresh Air Films in the car park featuring Encanto and Spider-Man, and the Bermuda premiere of a theatrical work ‘The Cross – The Untold... Read more of this article

NMB To Host Free Virtual Lecture On Enterprise

NMB To Host Free Virtual Lecture On Enterprise

The National Museum of Bermuda [NMB] is resuming its ‘Bermuda in the Atlantic World’ lecture series with a free virtual lecture on Thursday, April 28 at 5.30pm. A spokesperson said, “Reckoning with the slave ship Enterprise in Bermuda, 1835′ will be presented by professor Dr. Neil Kennedy and will share new research into the American... Read more of this article

Minister Continues Museum And Gallery Visits

Minister Continues Museum And Gallery Visits

The Minister of Youth, Culture and Sport, Dr. Ernest Peets continued his visits to the island’s cultural heritage institutions, with recent stops at the Bermudian Heritage Museum and the St. George’s Historical Society Museum.A Government spokesperson said, “The public will be aware that as part of the Ministry’s ongoing support of the... Read more of this article