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Photos: Bermuda Tourism Ads From The 1930s

Photos: Bermuda Tourism Ads From The 1930s

The 1930s was a busy decade for travelers, with Bermuda beckoning a fair share of them to visit the island in order to take in its beautiful foliage, beaches, sporting opportunities, and general charm. These posters, aimed at international travelers, invite visitors to “play and dance amidst the exotic blooms and perfume” of the island’s... Read more of this article

Video: Ghost Hunting Group Tours Casemates

Video: Ghost Hunting Group Tours Casemates

During a recent trip to Bermuda to investigate a report of paranormal activity, the Ghosts of New England Research Society [GONERS] took the time to tour the old Casemates prison at Dockyard, giving them the opportunity to observe the conditions in which prisoners lived, including several pieces of art left behind by former occupants. According to the... Read more of this article

Bermuda Featured In “Plantation To Nation” Book

Bermuda Featured In “Plantation To Nation” Book

On 19 March, the Barbados Museum & Historical Society will launch a new book on museums in the Caribbean and Bermuda, entitled Plantation to Nation: Caribbean Museums and National Identity. Sir Trevor Carmichael, the Council President of the Museum, will deliver the feature address at the launch, followed by remarks by the Director of the Museum,... Read more of this article

Video: Mystery Of Sub Lost Off Bermuda In 1942

Video: Mystery Of Sub Lost Off Bermuda In 1942

A submarine that vanished after leaving Bermuda in 1942 is the subject of the “The Mystery Ship of WWII, The Surcouf” documentary from the New York-based Authority Group. Often the subject of controversy and conspiracy theories, the French sub Surcouf launched as the world’s largest submarine and, at the time of her loss, it was the greatest... Read more of this article

Orchestra Inspired By Bermuda Ocean Journey

Orchestra Inspired By Bermuda Ocean Journey

A record breaking undersea dive off Bermuda’s Nonsuch Island in the 1930s served as inspiration for a special performance by a Philharmonic Orchestra in the UK. The Hull Philharmonic Orchestra teamed up with composer, Nigel Morgan and librettist Phil Legard who together created “Sounding the Deep”, a 20 minute piece for full symphony... Read more of this article

U.S. Colonial Wars Society To Meet In Bermuda

U.S. Colonial Wars Society To Meet In Bermuda

America’s General Society of Colonial Wars has announced it will be holding its 106th annual meeting in Bermuda on May 3-10, 2015. Charles A. Poekel Jr. — who Chairs the 7 Member Planning Committee —  said members from chapters throughout the United States and abroad will converge on Bermuda for the meeting, with the majority of attendees... Read more of this article

Hamilton To To Unveil Maddocks Memorial Clock

Hamilton To To Unveil Maddocks Memorial Clock

The City of Hamilton today announced that the unveiling and dedication of the Walter Maddocks Memorial Rotary clock celebrating 90 years of rotary service in Bermuda will take place on Friday, March 14, 2014 at 12.00pm at the steps and forecourt of City Hall. Mayor Graeme Outerbridge said, “On behalf of the Corporation and elected board, we are thrilled... Read more of this article

New Book Inspired By Sunken Treasure Theft

New Book Inspired By Sunken Treasure Theft

The still unsolved mystery of the theft of a valuable gold and emerald artifact from a Bermudian museum has served as the inspiration for a new book by a former Bermuda resident. The Cross – written by B.R. Bentley – was inspired by the theft of the Tucker Cross in 1975. Mr. Bentley lived and worked in Bermuda from 2007 through 2011 and... Read more of this article

Cahow Fossils Excavated In Southampton

Cahow Fossils Excavated In Southampton

The most recent newsletter of the Bermuda Zoological Society outlined the recent excavation of Cahow fossils in Southampton. The site was uncovered by Dr. Robbie Smith, curator of the Natural History Museum, assisted by Jeremy Maderios and Peter Drew. According an article by Dr Smith in the newsletter, “Bermuda has a fascinating history over the... Read more of this article

ADHT Praises Wells And Best For Their Support

ADHT Praises Wells And Best For Their Support

The African Diaspora Heritage Trail [ADHT] has praised local athletes Nahki Wells and Clyde Best for their support of ADHT’s efforts to mark the United Nations International Day of Remembrance for the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade after the pair donated autographed memorabilia intended to raise money for a week’s worth... Read more of this article