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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

Centre For Justice Extends Call For Papers

Centre For Justice Extends Call For Papers

In commemoration of 180 years since the abolition of slavery in Bermuda and the development of human rights since then, the Centre for Justice is organizing a conference on rights, civil liberties, and the administration of justice. Members of the public are invited to submit essays to be included as part of a panel discussion. A spokesperson said,... Read more of this article

Masterworks To Display History In Postal Art

Masterworks To Display History In Postal Art

Masterworks is hosting an interesting look at Bermuda’s history in the form of The David T. Pitts Collection of Bermuda Postal History from 1620 to 1877, an exhibit remaining open through June 25 from 5.30pm through 7.00pm. The event’s description says, “Ever since her colonization in 1612, the first such British extraterritorial acquisition,... Read more of this article

CURB: “Bermuda’s History And Why It Matters”

CURB: “Bermuda’s History And Why It Matters”

Citizens Uprooting Racism in Bermuda [CURB] will be hosting a special presentation titled, “Bermuda’s History and Why It Matters” on Wednesday, 25th June 2014 from 6:30 to 8:30pm at the Cathedral Hall on Church Street. Statistician Cordell Riley and Lynne Winfield, CURB Vice-President will be facilitating the event. A spokesperson... Read more of this article

Historical Video Depicts Visitor Fashion In 1950

Historical Video Depicts Visitor Fashion In 1950

Historical archivists Critical Past have posted a video showing off the fashion sense of American college students as they arrive for a 1950 vacation in Bermuda. The one minute long video depicts college students arriving in Bermuda for a vacation on April 13, 1950. Students are shown arriving by airplane, sitting on the beach, playing golf, and generally... Read more of this article

Photos: BSoA Highlights “Our History In Hats”

Photos: BSoA Highlights “Our History In Hats”

The Bermuda Society of Arts is currently presenting ‘Our History in Hats,’ an exhibit that shows off the many styles of head wear that have been popular in Bermuda over the past three centuries. Artists Donna Pink and Ronnie Chameau have recreated hat styles that were worn by women in Bermuda from the 1700s through the 1950s, giving visitors... Read more of this article

New Course: “Understanding Modern Bermuda”

New Course: “Understanding Modern Bermuda”

Former Bermuda College lecturer and Member of Parliament Walton Brown today announced a new college-level course offering entitled “Understanding Modern Bermuda”. This 14 week course covers Bermuda from its settlement to the present and focuses on understanding the critical factors and issues that shape Bermuda today. The course is currently under... Read more of this article

Resurrecting A Long-Lost 19th Century Fragrance

Resurrecting A Long-Lost 19th Century Fragrance

[Updated with video] Some of the world’s foremost fragrance industry experts have analyzed a pair of 150 year-old perfumes discovered in a shipwreck off Bermuda and now will create a replica of the scent, making 19th Century perfume available to the public for the first time. The process of revealing the ancient find to the world begins with a cover... Read more of this article

New Book Uniquely Explores Bermudian History

New Book Uniquely Explores Bermudian History

Bermuda’s early history is explored in a unique and playful fashion in a new book by author Melissa L. Gill, with an adventurous cat acting as an unobtrusive set of eyes aboard the Sea Venture as it makes its original unplanned landing on Bermuda’s shores. The book’s description says, “The shipwreck that saved America. The year... Read more of this article

Bermuda Native Honoured In Washington DC

Bermuda Native Honoured In Washington DC

The Sons of the American Revolution [S.A.R.], the Daughters of the American Revolution [D.A.R.], and the Children of the American Revolution [C.A.R.] dedicated a grave marker honouring Thomas Tudor Tucker on Saturday [May 31] in a ceremony at the Historic Congressional Cemetery in Washington, D.C. The ceremony included a Revolutionary War color guard,... Read more of this article


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