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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

Restoration Of Hidden Museum Magazines

Restoration Of Hidden Museum Magazines

Underneath the bastions of the National Museum of Bermuda lie several hidden magazines. Normally off-limits to visitors, these rooms were originally used to store the shells and gun powder for the gun emplacements above. For the past week, visiting volunteer forts historian Victor Smith has conducted an intensive examination and survey, recording the... Read more of this article

Painting By Norman Lewis Sells For $725,000

Painting By Norman Lewis Sells For $725,000

A painting by Norman Lewis recently sold for $725,000, with the sale part of a record-setting African American Art Auction by the Swann Auction Galleries in New York. Mr Lewis [1909-1979] — whose parents reportedly emigrated to New York from Bermuda in the early 20th century — is widely regarded as one of the finest African-American Abstract... Read more of this article

Premier: Dr. King Was “More Than A Dreamer”

Premier: Dr. King Was “More Than A Dreamer”

Reflecting on and celebrating the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on this 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. King, Premier David Burt said “As we reflect on the life and legacy of Dr. King, let us view him as more than a dreamer. “Instead, embrace his life’s work and witness in its entirety. Heed his call to upend historic... Read more of this article

Students Help Historic Cannon Conservation

Students Help Historic Cannon Conservation

East Carolina University [ECU] graduate students, led by Dr. Bradley Rodgers, have been battling wind, rain, and concrete to assist National Museum of Bermuda [NMB] Conservator Zoe Brady with the conservation of a number of historic cannon. Five cannon were recovered by Crisson Construction in 2017 during work at Hunter’s Wharf, St. George’s and... Read more of this article

WHM: Historic Hilda Aitken, First Female MP

WHM: Historic Hilda Aitken, First Female MP

[Part of Women’s History Month Series | Written by Robyn Bardgett] As one of the first women to win a seat in the House of Parliament, Hilda Aitken [1891 - 1987] set a course to create a place for women in politics. She won a seat in Smith’s during the 1948 election, along with her contemporary, Edna Watson, who won in Paget. The mother of two... Read more of this article

WHM: Survives Crash, Becomes First Female MP

WHM: Survives Crash, Becomes First Female MP

[Part of Women’s History Month Series | Written by Robyn Bardgett] Neither a plane crash nor a male dominated colonial parliament could keep Edna Watson down. In 1948, Edna Watson challenged for a seat in Paget and won, along with Hilda Aitken, who won the seat in Smith’s that same year, making them the first women to run and win a seat in Bermuda’s... Read more of this article

ADHT Events To Mark UN Day Of Remembrance

ADHT Events To Mark UN Day Of Remembrance

On Saturday [March 24] and Sunday [March 25] the African Diaspora Heritage Trail [ADHT] Bermuda Foundation will host its annual series of events in commemoration of the United Nations International Day of Remembrance for the Victims of Slavery & the Transatlantic Slave Trade. A spokesperson said, “The transatlantic slave trade was the largest... Read more of this article