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Free Virtual Lecture On Maritime Communities

Free Virtual Lecture On Maritime Communities

The National Museum of Bermuda [NMB] will be hosting the second lecture in its four-part series on ‘Bermuda and the Atlantic World’ via Zoom on Thursday, July 23rd, featuring Bermudian historian Dr. Clarence Maxwell. A spokesperson said, “National Museum of Bermuda [NMB] will be hosting the second lecture in its four-part series Bermuda... Read more of this article

Webinar With Dr. Maxwell, Dr. Francis, Dr. Swan

Webinar With Dr. Maxwell, Dr. Francis, Dr. Swan

The Bermuda National Library in partnership with Department of Community and Cultural Affairs and Friends of the Bermuda National Library will be hosting a free webinar “Stories We Tell Our Children” on Saturday, August 8 from 12.00pm to 1.30pm. Speakers will include Dr. Clarence Maxwell, Assistant Professor of History at Millersville University;... Read more of this article

Online Petition: Reintroduce Ashay Programme

Online Petition: Reintroduce Ashay Programme

An online petition aiming to see the ‘Ashay: Rites of Passage Programme’ reintroduced to Bermuda’s schools in order to teach “important lessons in Black history, values, and respect” has garnered more than 5,500 signatures since being launched. Started by Ruth Moran, the petition is addressed to Premier David Burt, Minister of Education Diallo... Read more of this article

Titan Express Emancipation Day Events

Titan Express Emancipation Day Events

Titan Express Ltd. will be hosting a series of virtual events to commemorate Emancipation Day. A spokesperson said, “In Honor of Emancipation/Cupmatch, here are the offerings from Titan Express Ltd.”1. “In Partnership with sponsor, The Department of Community and Cultural Affairs, join The African Bermuda Dispersion Cultural for... Read more of this article

NMB: “Sheep-scape, Keepsake” Is A Success

NMB: “Sheep-scape, Keepsake” Is A Success

Last week the National Museum of Bermuda [NMB] closed out their most successful online fundraiser to date. ‘Sheep-scape, Keepsake’ asked community members, supporters, and friends of NMB to help name the Museum’s resident sheep by making a donation. Advancement Officer Katie Bennett said: “During the Museum’s temporary closure, our... Read more of this article

New Yorker Report: 19th-Century Prison Ships

New Yorker Report: 19th-Century Prison Ships

The New Yorker has published an interesting article detailing aspects of the ‘prison ships’ in Bermuda back in the 1800s, with the article titled ‘The Gay Marriages Of A Nineteenth-Century Prison Ship.’ Their report said, “In 1842, a court in Lancaster, England, convicted a young lawyer, George Baxter Grundy, of forging payment,... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: Theatre Boycott Celebration

Photos & Video: Theatre Boycott Celebration

[Updated with photos] An Appreciation Celebration to mark the anniversary of the 1959 Theatre Boycott is being held today [July 2] at City Hall and you can watch the video below.A spokesperson previously said, “On Thursday, July 2nd from 12.30pm to 1.30pm, there will be an Appreciation Celebration at City Hall marking the anniversary of the success... Read more of this article

Theatre Boycott Appreciation Celebration

Theatre Boycott Appreciation Celebration

An ‘Appreciation Celebration’ to mark the anniversary of the 1959 Theatre Boycott will be held tomorrow [July 2] at City Hall. A spokesperson said, “On Thursday, July 2nd from 12.30pm to 1.30pm, there will be an Appreciation Celebration at City Hall marking the anniversary of the success of the Theatre Boycott. That two-week peaceful campaign,... Read more of this article

CURB Gathering Information On Land Losses

CURB Gathering Information On Land Losses

Citizens Uprooting Racism in Bermuda [CURB] is “gathering oral histories on systemic land losses that have occurred historically or contemporarily” to submit to the Commission of Inquiry into Historic Land Loss. A spokesperson said, “CURB is gathering oral histories on systemic land losses that have occurred historically or contemporarily... Read more of this article

BNT Uses Virtual Programmes To Teach Online

BNT Uses Virtual Programmes To Teach Online

As the Covid-19 pandemic required students to undertake online learning from home, a partnership between the Department of Education and the Bermuda National Trust [BNT] utilized Zoom lessons and interactions with historical figures to to help children continue their educational pursuits. A spokesperson said, “A partnership between the Department... Read more of this article

Cannon Firing To Salute Frontline Workers

Cannon Firing To Salute Frontline Workers

After a three-month temporary closure due to Covid-19, the National Museum of Bermuda [NMB] will be celebrating its reopening tomorrow [June 24], and a cannon firing event will be held to salute Bermuda’s frontline workers. A spokesperson said, “The National Museum of Bermuda [NMB] has reopened after a three-month temporary closure due to COVID-19.... Read more of this article

Groups Call For Renaming To ‘Freedom Square’

Groups Call For Renaming To ‘Freedom Square’

Campaigners across the island are calling for the Corporation of Hamilton to rename the campus of City Hall to ‘Freedom Square’ in order to “honour the people who took part in the 1959 Theatre Boycott.” Glenn Fubler of Imagine Bermuda said, “Imagine Bermuda, a community group, and Citizens Uprooting Racism in Bermuda have... Read more of this article

National Museum of Bermuda Re-Opens

National Museum of Bermuda Re-Opens

The [NMB] is reopen after a three-month temporary closure due to COVID-19 and has safety guidelines in place. A spokesperson said, “The National Museum of Bermuda [NMB] is reopen after a three-month temporary closure due to COVID-19 and is looking forward to safely welcoming visitors back. “NMB has over a dozen exhibits housed in spacious... Read more of this article