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WHM: Survives Crash, Becomes First Female MP

WHM: Survives Crash, Becomes First Female MP

[Part of Women’s History Month Series | Written by Robyn Bardgett] Neither a plane crash nor a male dominated colonial parliament could keep Edna Watson down. In 1948, Edna Watson challenged for a seat in Paget and won, along with Hilda Aitken, who won the seat in Smith’s that same year, making them the first women to run and win a seat in Bermuda’s... Read more of this article

ADHT Events To Mark UN Day Of Remembrance

ADHT Events To Mark UN Day Of Remembrance

On Saturday [March 24] and Sunday [March 25] 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, “The transatlantic slave trade was the largest... Read more of this article

Lisbeth Alvarez: The Importance Of Black History

Lisbeth Alvarez: The Importance Of Black History

[Written by CedarBridge Academy student Lisbeth Alvarez] Many people are proud of “Black History Month” and trust me, so am I, but I do have a few issues with this so-called “Black History Month”. To begin with, why is that we only have one month acknowledging our years’ worth of history; not even focusing on the fact that February is the... Read more of this article

Paget Primary’s Museum Impresses Premier

Paget Primary’s Museum Impresses Premier

Premier David Burt stopped by Paget Primary School as they transformed some of their classrooms into Black History Museums, saying he was very impressed by the tour, with the school providing “great information on Bermuda culture and Black trailblazers.” The Premier tweeted the photos below, and said, “Can I just say how very impressed... Read more of this article

Photos: Paget Primary Black History Museums

Photos: Paget Primary Black History Museums

Paget Primary School students and teachers transformed some of their classrooms into Black History Museums today [Feb 20], celebrating Black Bermudians who have made contributions to the Island, with visitors including family members, friends, school groups and seniors. Honorees being celebrated included Randolph Furbert, Dale Butler, Malachi Jones,... Read more of this article

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