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Beacon Lighting Ceremony On November 11

Beacon Lighting Ceremony On November 11

Government House will be the venue for a Beacon Lighting Ceremony this Sunday [Nov 11] in commemoration and remembrance of the end of World War One and of those who served in that conflict. “The ceremony will take place on the North Shore Lawn between 5 and 6.15 pm and all guests are asked to be on-site by 4.45pm. The event is open to the general... Read more of this article

Events To Mark 100 Years Since WWI Ended

Events To Mark 100 Years Since WWI Ended

Island soldiers will line up with other groups to mark 100 years since the Armistice that ended World War I. Troops from the Royal Bermuda Regiment will join forces with churches, Government House and the Government in a series of events designed to commemorate the peace treaty signed on November 11, 1918 that ended World War One. Government House will... Read more of this article

Dr Jarvis Lecture On Bermuda’s First Centuries

Dr Jarvis Lecture On Bermuda’s First Centuries

A lecture  will be held on Thursday [Nov 1] from 6.00pm to 8.00pm at the World Heritage Centre in St. George’s, with Rochester University’s Dr. Michael Jarvis set to cover Bermuda’s first centuries. The event poster says, “This free lecture series is for anyone interested in becoming a certified tour guide in the UNESCO World Heritage... Read more of this article

Book Planned On Bermudians & Revolution Age

Book Planned On Bermudians & Revolution Age

The National Museum of Bermuda Press [NMB Press], in partnership with Community & Cultural Affairs, is working on publishing a booked titled Prudent Rebels: Bermudians and the First Age of Revolution by Bermudian historian Dr. Clarence Maxwell, with contributions from Dr. Theodore Francis II and Alexandra Mairs-Kessler. A spokesperson said, “Bermuda’s... Read more of this article

Locals Attend World Heritage Conference In UK

Locals Attend World Heritage Conference In UK

Representatives for ‘The Historic Town of St. George and Related Fortifications’ were in London this past week for ‘Setting the Scene for World Heritage’, the 2018 World Heritage UK Conference. World Heritage Site Management Committee member Councilor Elizabeth Christopher and Acting Heritage Officer in the Government Department of Planning... Read more of this article

Photos: Carter House Anniversary Art Exhibition

Photos: Carter House Anniversary Art Exhibition

Carter House is currently hosting an Art Exhibition in commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the St. David’s Island Historical Society. A spokesperson said, “We are presenting at Carter House a unique exhibition of paintings, prints and drawings of Bermuda, primarily St Georges and St David’s, covering the period from the early 1800’s... Read more of this article

Minister: Historical Significance Of Cup Match

Minister: Historical Significance Of Cup Match

“Bermuda can take pride in the fact that our Cup Match tradition has been sustained for well over a century,” Minister of Social Development and Sports Michael Weeks said, as he spoke about the historical importance and significance of Cup Match, in particular its connections to emancipation of slaves in Bermuda.Speaking in the House of... Read more of this article

Governor Invited To Grant Pardon to Rev Monk

Governor Invited To Grant Pardon to Rev Monk

The Governor has been invited to “consult the Advisory Committee on the Prerogative of Mercy with a view to granting a full and free posthumous pardon” to Rev. Charles Vinton Monk, a journalist who was “imprisoned for simply reporting the truth” in the early 1900s. This was announced by Premier David Burt in the House of Assembly... Read more of this article

Miss Native American USA To Attend Pow Wow

Miss Native American USA To Attend Pow Wow

Bermuda Pow Wow 2018 will be held this weekend at the St. David’s Cricket Club on Saturday, June 9 and Sunday, June 10, with visiting Native Americans joining with Bermudians in celebrating age old traditions. Hosted by the St. David’s Islanders & Native Community, the Pow Wow will welcome reigning Miss Native American USA, Autumn Rose Miskweminanocsqua... Read more of this article

African Bermudian Maritime History Presentation

African Bermudian Maritime History Presentation

Shirley Pearman and Maxine Esdaille will give a presentation on African Bermudian maritime history in the lead up to the Edward Cross Long Distance Race on Thursday, June 14 from 6.00pm to 8.00pm at the West End Sailboat Club. A West End Sailboat Club spokesperson said, “The interest in learning about Bermuda’s maritime history continues as... Read more of this article

Column: Vote Of Thanks For Edwena Smith

Column: Vote Of Thanks For Edwena Smith

[Written by Glenn Fubler] The goal of Heritage Month is to foster a sense of appreciation for those many who have ‘brought us this far’. As we observe the 50th Anniversary of Universal Adult Suffrage on Tuesday, May 22nd, we are mindful of that spirit and invite residents to cast a “Vote of Thanks” to the’ trailblazers for democracy’ at... Read more of this article

Is Shipwreck A 400-Year-Old Dutch Pirate Ship?

Is Shipwreck A 400-Year-Old Dutch Pirate Ship?

East Carolina University archaeologists working in partnership with the National Museum of Bermuda [NMB] said that they may be one step closer to linking an unidentified shipwreck site to the nearly 400–year-old story of a stranded Dutch privateer or pirate ship. The wooden sailing ship, described by the fifth Bermuda Governor Nathaniel Butler as... Read more of this article

BNT To Host Live History Performances

BNT To Host Live History Performances

The Bermuda National Trust said they are thrilled to welcome back Canadian theatre group Live History for a series of interactive performances and school workshops. Live History, led by actor Jasmine Bowen and producer Joshua Kitz, visited Bermuda last year and staged a series of interactive performances at the National Trust’s Verdmont Museum. Now... Read more of this article