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Paget Primary Create Black History Museums

Paget Primary Create Black History Museums

On Tuesday [Feb 20] Paget Primary School will transform their classrooms into Black History Museums celebrating Black Bermudians who have made contributions to the Island, and the school said they “encourage parents, grandparents and the community to come and view the Museums prepared by the teachers and students.” A spokesperson said, “On... Read more of this article

Howard Lee’s Olympic Dinghy Returns To Island

Howard Lee’s Olympic Dinghy Returns To Island

The National Museum of Bermuda has recently acquired the Finn dinghy used by the late Bermudian sailing legend Howard Lee in the 1976 summer Olympics in Montreal, where he became the  first black sailor to represent Bermuda in the Olympics. The dinghy comes to the museum from overseas via the generous donation of Lee’s grandson, Rockal Evans and... Read more of this article

Dr Harris: Additional Fort Listings Would Enhance

Dr Harris: Additional Fort Listings Would Enhance

Should additional forts in Bermuda be listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, Bermudians could “claim the island as world heritage, which is what it is,” Dr Edward Harris said, adding that it would not dilute the value of the currently listed forts in St. George’s, but “enhance the World Heritage Site by reason of the importance... Read more of this article

History: Spy’s Life Included Time In Bermuda

History: Spy’s Life Included Time In Bermuda

A man who was once imprisoned in Bermuda went on to live an incredibly colourful life filled with drama, danger, and high adventure. Initially brought to Bermuda as a Boer prisoner after escaping from prison in Portugal, he ended up becoming a spy, faking his own death at the hands Amazonian natives, and escaping from another prison after pretending... Read more of this article

“Our History In Hats” Book Launch On Oct 27

“Our History In Hats” Book Launch On Oct 27

Donna Pink and Ronnie Chameau will be launching a book titled “Our History In Hats, Foliage To Fashion” on Friday, October 27 at the Bermuda Society of Arts in City Hall, with the associated exhibition set to run until Tuesday, November 14. A spokesperson said, “After receiving many questions about how the hats were made and where they could... Read more of this article

Book Details Bermuda’s Cartographic History

Book Details Bermuda’s Cartographic History

Early Bermuda maps have long been favourites of collectors worldwide, from vague and dangerous-looking first-encounter representations to lush, detail-packed manuscript renditions. But over the centuries, hundreds of remarkable maps of all types have been made of the island. Now Bermuda Maps, a new book from National Museum of Bermuda Press, tells the... Read more of this article

National Museum Director Dr Harris To Retire

National Museum Director Dr Harris To Retire

The National Museum of Bermuda’s Executive Director, Dr. Edward Cecil Harris, will retire at the end of 2017, after 37 years of dedicated service, the Museum’s Board of Trustees has announced. Dr. Harris, 70, will continue as a special advisor to the Museum, as well as pursuing his writing and research. He will be succeeded by the Museum’s Deputy... Read more of this article

Transport Museum To Re-Open In Dockyard

Transport Museum To Re-Open In Dockyard

Fans of Bermuda’s vintage transportation are in for a treat when the Bermuda Transport Museum re-opens in a new location at the Royal Naval Dockyard next Saturday, October 21. An array of vintage motorcycles, cars and boats will be on show in the museum’s new premises inside the magnificent former “Chicane” building on Smithery Lane at the entrance... Read more of this article

Dr Clarence Maxwell Talk: ‘Set Us Free’

Dr Clarence Maxwell Talk: ‘Set Us Free’

ThinkFest 2017 continues this Sunday [Oct 15] with ‘Set Us Free, Bermudians during the Humanitarian Revolution’, a talk by Clarence Maxwell, PhD. Dr Maxwell’s presentation will outline how Bermudians contributed to the end of slavery debates as well as the demands for equality. Presently assistant professor of Caribbean and Latin American... Read more of this article

One Hour Video: History, Evolution Of Gombeys

One Hour Video: History, Evolution Of Gombeys

People had the opportunity to learn about the history and background of one of the island’s iconic traditions, as the Bermuda National Trust hosted an in-depth discussion on the origins and evolution of the Bermuda Gombey. Gary Phillips hosted the talk at Verdmont, with the event serving as part of this year’s Bermuda Gombey Festival,... Read more of this article

Saltus To Hold 9/11 Memorial On Monday

Saltus To Hold 9/11 Memorial On Monday

On Monday, September 11th, at 9:46 a.m., Saltus Grammar School will remember Saltus alumni Boyd A. Gatton [1962-2001] and Robert D. W. Higley II [1971-2001] who perished in the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center on September 11th of 2001. This ceremony will take place in front of the Secondary Department’s Dudley G. Butterfield Library Research... Read more of this article

Earl Cameron To Commemorate Ira Aldridge

Earl Cameron To Commemorate Ira Aldridge

Bermudian actor Earl Cameron will be the guest of honour at the unveiling of a blue plaque commemorating the life and work of Ira Aldridge, Britain’s first black theatre manager. The event will be held at the site of the theatre he once ran in Coventry on August 3. Cameron, who was recently inducted into the UK’s first black film and television... Read more of this article

NY’s Iconic Logo Exists Thanks To Bermuda Trip

NY’s Iconic Logo Exists Thanks To Bermuda Trip

The “I [heart] NY” logo turns 40 this year, and its creators, including graphic designer Milton Glaser, recently told The New York Post about the origins of the iconic logo, saying that “had there been no trip to Bermuda, there wouldn’t be any logo.” The Post article by Hana R. Alberts asserts: “Back in 1977, the logo was... Read more of this article