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“Me Two” To Host Emancipation Lectures

“Me Two” To Host Emancipation Lectures

“Me Two” is getting set to host a 2014 Emancipation Day Celebration, featuring a three-night lecture series beginning on July 28 and running through July 30, 2014. Speakers at the series will include Quinton Sherlock Jr, Dr. Samori Camara, Eugene Johnston, and Junior Burchall. All forums are free. Monday’s lecture, titled “Creating... Read more of this article

National Museum Highlights Old Onion Trade

National Museum Highlights Old Onion Trade

A photograph recently shared by the National Museum of Bermuda highlights the former glory of the Bermuda onion trade, depicting a man standing in an island onion patch in 1910. Introduced to the island in the early 1600s, the sweet and succulent Bermuda onion was first exported to the American east coast from St. George’s in 1847. Onions quickly... Read more of this article

Free Kindle Version Of Twain’s Bermuda Book

Free Kindle Version Of Twain’s Bermuda Book

A book written by Mark Twain in the late 19th century that details a trip to Bermuda has been released for free in Kindle format, with Amazon making it available for their Kindle ebook reader. Some Rambling Notes of an Idle Excursion was written for the Atlantic magazine in 1877, featuring a collection of stories about Twain’s trip to Bermuda... Read more of this article

Book Explores Bermuda In Early 20th Century

Book Explores Bermuda In Early 20th Century

Local author Jonathan Land Evans has released his latest book, titled ‘Empire & Onion-patch: A History of Bermuda from 1898 to 1918,’ the chronological first book in his ongoing series covering the island’s history. Covering topics including tourism, farming, the British military precense, immigration, politics, the environment, community,... Read more of this article

Photos: Postcards From The Early 1900s

Photos: Postcards From The Early 1900s

While many forms of historical evidence exist to help us to bring the Bermuda of old back to life, there are no better markers of particular points in the island’s history than simple postcards and the photographs that they bear.These postcards each offer a different glimpse at Bermuda as it existed throughout the first half of the twentieth century. Front... Read more of this article

Videos: Bermuda Experience Depicted In 1971

Videos: Bermuda Experience Depicted In 1971

Two videos have surfaced showing Bermuda as it existed in 1971, depicting visitors indulging in a series of leisure activities at various island locales, including swimming, sports, and more. The videos are without sound, leaving viewers to focus on the many different scenes portrayed. The first video opens by showing off some of the island’s... Read more of this article

Photos: 150-Year-Old Perfume Unveiled

Photos: 150-Year-Old Perfume Unveiled

A 150 year-old fragrance discovered in a South Shore shipwreck was uncapped at the brand new Lili Bermuda perfume store on July 1, after being analyzed by some of the world’s foremost fragrance industry experts. The Piesse & Lubin fragrance was discovered in near mint condition in 2011 during a dive at the Mary Celestia shipwreck; it was then... Read more of this article

US Consul: Remembering The Theatre Boycott

US Consul: Remembering The Theatre Boycott

[Opinion column written by U.S. Consul General to Bermuda Bob Settje] On the 55th anniversary of the Theatre Boycott, the U.S. Consulate General and Americans everywhere would like to join the people of Bermuda in recognizing and honoring those who acted courageously to further the cause of civil rights in Bermuda. As President Barack Obama has said,... Read more of this article

150 Year Old Perfume Unveiled At Lili Bermuda

150 Year Old Perfume Unveiled At Lili Bermuda

A 150 year-old fragrance discovered in a South Shore shipwreck was uncapped at the brand new Lili Bermuda perfume store today [July 1] and now the public is invited to the Front Street boutique to literally smell history. The Piesse & Lubin fragrance was discovered in near mint condition in 2011 during a dive at the Mary Celestia shipwreck, and... Read more of this article

Video: Theatre Boycott Anniversary Celebrated

Video: Theatre Boycott Anniversary Celebrated

The 55th Anniversary of the Success of the Theatre Boycott was celebrated today [June 30] by a group of organizations with a proclamation being read on the steps of City Hall in Hamilton. A spokesperson for the group said, “We the undersigned, representing those organizations so listed, wish to join in the collaborative spirit that was exemplified... Read more of this article


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