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Photos: Bermuda Onion Day At Carter House

Photos: Bermuda Onion Day At Carter House

An event to mark Bermuda Onion Day was held on Saturday [May 27] at the historic Carter House in St. David’s, featuring displays, food, Bermuda onions, with some attendees dressed in clothing similar to what our forefathers wore many years ago. Introduced to the island in the early 1600s, the sweet and succulent Bermuda onion was first exported to... Read more of this article

‘Stroll Down Memory Lane’ On May 21st

‘Stroll Down Memory Lane’ On May 21st

Imagine Bermuda, in collaboration with the African Diaspora Heritage Trail [ADHT], Bermuda National Trust and The Chewstick Foundation invite residents to join a ‘Stroll Down Memory Lane’ on Sunday, May 21st, starting at 3 pm from Christ Church – Devonshire. This family-friendly “Walk & Talk”, in observance of Heritage Month, will honour... Read more of this article

19th Century Art Collection To Be Displayed

19th Century Art Collection To Be Displayed

The Bermuda National Trust has been gifted the Fay and Geoffrey Elliott Collection, a collection of more than 300 Bermuda 19th century paintings and photographs painstakingly collected by the Elliotts over a period of 30 years. To celebrate the gift and Bermuda’s nautical heritage, the Trust, in conjunction with Chubb, have partnered to show a selection... Read more of this article

Photos: Remembering Kings Pilot James Darrell

Photos: Remembering Kings Pilot James Darrell

The Annual Commemorative Service for King’s Pilot James ‘Jemmy’ Darrell was held today [Apr 8] in St. George’s, celebrating the life of the freed slave who become the first black man to own a home in Bermuda. Lead by Rev. Canon W. David Raths and Rev. Dr. Erskine C. Simmons the service was held at St Peter’s Church graveyard, with Bermuda... Read more of this article

ADHT Commemorates Day Of Remembrance

ADHT Commemorates Day Of Remembrance

During the week of March 22 to March 26, the African Diaspora Heritage Trail [ADHT] commemorated the United Nations International Day of Remembrance for the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave with a number of activities. The theme for 2017 was “Recognising the Legacy and Contributions of People of African Descent.” A spokesperson... Read more of this article

‘Cultural Legacy Of The Palmetto In Bermuda’

‘Cultural Legacy Of The Palmetto In Bermuda’

An upcoming “Bermudian Heartbeats Lecture Series” hosted by the Department of Community and Cultural Affairs will feature the topic “Fishpots, Bonnets and Wine: The Cultural Legacy of the Palmetto in Bermuda.” The lecture will be held on Tuesday, April 4 at 6pm at St. Theresa’s Cathedral Hall in Hamilton, with the featured speaker... Read more of this article

Randy Horton Was ‘Original Cosmos Star Striker’

Randy Horton Was ‘Original Cosmos Star Striker’

Randy Horton was the “original Cosmos star striker” and “a vital member of the Cosmos roster in the early years,” Twiceacosmo reports, adding that “no matter the result of the game on Sunday, Randy Horton will always be a key part of Cosmos history.” The story said, “As The Cosmos head to Bermuda for their final... Read more of this article

ADHT Bermuda To Host Remembrance Activities

ADHT Bermuda To Host Remembrance Activities

During the week of 22nd – 26th March 2017, 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, “Although February is designated as Black History... Read more of this article

Gladys Morrell Table Bought By Historical Society

Gladys Morrell Table Bought By Historical Society

The Gladys Morrell table, a key symbol in the fight to get the vote for women in Bermuda, will go on public display on Monday after the Bermuda Historical Society successfully bid for the item at the Bermuda National Trust Auction on Saturday. The table fetched $6,000 after Mrs Morrell’s family chose the annual Auction as the venue for its sale, along... Read more of this article

Column:Lessons From Africa’s Great Civilizations

Column:Lessons From Africa’s Great Civilizations

[Opinion column written by Glenn Fubler] As human beings, we are on a journey of becoming who we really are. This journey to ourselves is open-ended and full of disruptions, confusion, and breakdowns, but also breakthroughs. It is a journey that essentially is about accessing the deep sources of the Self. [Otto Sharmer of MIT] When Carter G Woodson... Read more of this article

Suffragette Table To Be Auctioned At Trust Event

Suffragette Table To Be Auctioned At Trust Event

The Bermuda National Trust Annual Auction and Jumble Sale has been chosen as the venue for the sale of a piece of furniture which played a key role in getting women the right to vote in Bermuda. The Auction on Saturday, March 4th will feature a table from the collection of Gladys Morrell, leader of the 30-year campaign for women’s suffrage in Bermuda. This... Read more of this article

New Book Explores History Of Pembroke Parish

New Book Explores History Of Pembroke Parish

Pembroke, the latest in the Bermuda National Trust’s series of books on Bermuda’s architectural heritage, is now on the market. Written by leading Bermudian historian Dr Clarence Maxwell, the volume explores the history of the parish from Bermuda’s early days and covers many of Pembroke’s buildings, ranging from Government House to houses on... Read more of this article

Historical Donation To Tom Moore’s Tavern

Historical Donation To Tom Moore’s Tavern

Guests at Tom Moore’s Tavern can now get a peek at a unique piece of historical artwork, thanks to a special donation from Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art. Tom Butterfield, the founder of Masterworks, recently donated a print from Irish artist Robert Rothwell’s portrait of Tom Moore. Mr. Moore was a famed Irish poet, singer and songwriter who... Read more of this article