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BUEI Talks To Feature SEALAB Journalist

BUEI Talks To Feature SEALAB Journalist

Ben Hellwarth, a veteran journalist, interviewed many SEALAB participants and uncovered lost documents to write about this lesser-known U.S. venture, much of which took place off the shores of Bermuda, with an upcoming entry in the BUEI Talks series to focus on his work, dubbed “Underwater Space Stations in Bermuda – The Story of SEALAB.’ Mr.... Read more of this article

Book Showcases St David’s Islanders History

Book Showcases St David’s Islanders History

Cultural Anthropologist Dr Rosalyn Howard’s book – Recollections and Reconnections: Voices of the St. David’s Islanders of Bermuda and their Native American Relatives — provides an in-depth look at what she describes as the “unique and little known culture” of St David’s Islanders. According to her website, Dr Howard... Read more of this article

Historical Heartbeats’ WWII Lecture And Tour

Historical Heartbeats’ WWII Lecture And Tour

The Historical Heartbeats Lecture Series is getting set to present ‘World War II: The Bermuda Veterans’ Story,’ including a lecture and tour of Warwick Camp on Sunday, June 7 at 4.00pm with speaker David O’Shea Meyer The event poster says, “Ever wondered what it was like to serve in WWII as a Bermudian soldier? Join us at Warwick... Read more of this article

Transatlantic Liner “Oceana” Offered $20 Trips

Transatlantic Liner “Oceana” Offered $20 Trips

Bringing to mind memories of Bermuda’s earlier tourism offerings, a flyer promises a cruise to the island aboard the transatlantic liner Oceana, with passengers reminded that there is “no cattle or freight carried on the Oceana.” The flyer says, “Bermuda. A paradise on earth. An ideal sea trip to the healthiest and most delightful... Read more of this article

Anglican Church To Hold Anniversary Service

Anglican Church To Hold Anniversary Service

On Sunday [May 24] afternoon, the Anglican Church of Bermuda is holding a special Diocesan Open Air Celebration at the Arboretum to celebrate their 40 years as a Bermudian church. “Although Anglicans have been in Bermuda since The Revd. Richard Bucke [a priest of the Church of England] washed up with the others from the wreck of the Sea Venture... Read more of this article

Video: Gombeys Highlighted In ‘Behind the Mask’

Video: Gombeys Highlighted In ‘Behind the Mask’

A video by photojournalist and National Geographic Traveler contributor Bob Krist serves to outline the rich history of Bermuda’s Gombey tradition. The video explores the roots of the Gombey tradition on the island, touching on its West African origins, its relation to the ownership of slaves in Bermuda, and even the etymology of the word ‘Gombey’... Read more of this article

‘Healing History’ Documentary To Be Screened

‘Healing History’ Documentary To Be Screened

Ashay University is getting set to host “an afternoon of film, discussion and performance,” brought to the public by CURB and the Berkeley Education Tour. The event will see a second screening of the local firm ‘Healing History’ and the play ‘Everything We Should Be,’ to be held on Sunday, May 31 at 3.00pm at the... Read more of this article

Beacon Ceremony To Mark 60th VE Anniversary

Beacon Ceremony To Mark 60th VE Anniversary

On Saturday evening [May 9] a lighting of the Beacon Ceremony was held at Spanish Point Park to commemorates the 70th anniversary of Victory in Europe [VE] Day. His Excellency the Governor George Fergusson, members of the Sea Cadets and Bermuda Regiment junior leaders programme and members of the Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service were present.A tribute... Read more of this article

RAF Exhibition Wins Highly Commended Award

RAF Exhibition Wins Highly Commended Award

The RAF Museum exhibition “Pilots of the Caribbean: Volunteers of African Heritage in the RAF” was given a Highly Commended Award in the ‘Best Temporary Exhibition’ category at the Museums and Heritage Awards 2015 held recently in London, UK. “Pilots of the Caribbean: Volunteers of African Heritage” in the RAF tells... Read more of this article

Colonial Wars Group Hosts Meeting In Bermuda

Colonial Wars Group Hosts Meeting In Bermuda

A group of people with ancestral roots to the American Colonial Wars recently paid a visit to Bermuda in order to host their 106th annual meeting, with some members arriving aboard cruise ships and others flying to the island.The group enjoyed a full itinerary, including a visit to St. George’s on May 7 that included a meeting with then-Mayor... Read more of this article

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