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Free Saturday Activities At National Museum

Free Saturday Activities At National Museum

The National Museum of Bermuda is offering free Saturday activities — including Palmetto weaving, book readings and chair yoga — during the month of February A spokesperson said, “National Museum of Bermuda is offering free Saturday activities during the month of February. This coming Saturday, February 22, local artist and historian... Read more of this article

1793 Bible, 1700s Cedar Chairs, 1800s Petticoat

1793 Bible, 1700s Cedar Chairs, 1800s Petticoat

A bible printed in 1793, a pair of Bermuda cedar chairs made between 1710-50, and a child’s petticoat worn in Bermuda between 1866-70 are among the latest acquisitions at the National Museum of Bermuda, which were described in the latest issue of MariTimes – the museum’s official magazine.According to the latest issue of the museum’s... Read more of this article

Museum Displaying Bill Ming’s ‘Family Circle’

Museum Displaying Bill Ming’s ‘Family Circle’

The’Family Circle’ artwork by renowned Bermudian artist Bill Ming has a new home at the National Museum of Bermuda for the next six months A spokesperson said, “Family Circle by renowned Bermudian artist Bill Ming has a new home for the next six months at the National Museum of Bermuda. “On loan from the Corporation of Hamilton,... Read more of this article

Column: Honouring Mary Prince On Cup Match

Column: Honouring Mary Prince On Cup Match

[Opinion column written by Chris Famous] Like many others of my age, we were never taught the full story of Bermudian, Caribbean or African History. We all grew up fully believing, to different degrees, whatever we were taught in school. Basically, European History. Specifically, British History. Fast forward a few decades, we all now have access to... Read more of this article

City Of Hamilton To Honour George Burt

City Of Hamilton To Honour George Burt

The City of Hamilton will celebrate the 60th anniversary of the opening of City Hall tomorrow [Feb 11], with the original tools used by George L. Burt, who laid the cornerstone of the building, to be on display. “The cornerstone is the very first stone laid for a building. It is usually in the northeast corner but there was too much building material... Read more of this article

‘Rich Heritage Of Cobbs Hill Methodist Church’

‘Rich Heritage Of Cobbs Hill Methodist Church’

Following a Bermuda Tourism Authority [BTA] event to highlight the rich heritage of Cobbs Hill Methodist Church, an online bookable tour of the 200-year-old sanctuary has been launched. “Local bus operator Titan Express began offering its African Dispersion Cultural Tour February 1, as Black History Month launched in the US and a week after the... Read more of this article

Bahá’í Community Honours Black History Month

Bahá’í Community Honours Black History Month

The Bermudian Bahá’í Community will honour Black History Month at their First Sunday Gathering at the Bahá’í National Centre 11.15am today. A spokesperson said, “The Bermudian Bahá’í Community will honour Black History Month of February at their First Sunday Gathering at the Bahá’í National Centre on Sunday, 2 February. “The... Read more of this article

NMB Offers Free Entry For Locals In February

NMB Offers Free Entry For Locals In February

The National Museum of Bermuda [NMB] is opening its doors for free to all Bermuda residents during the month of February, with residents asked to please bring proof of residency such as a license or utility bill. “While ‘Free for February’ has been a yearly initiative at the Museum, this year NMB is excited to offer free activities... Read more of this article

African Bermuda Dispersion Cultural Bus Tour

African Bermuda Dispersion Cultural Bus Tour

Bermuda minibus group tour company Titan Express, in partnership with the Department of Community and Cultural Affairs, is getting set to present ‘The African Bermuda Dispersion Cultural Bus Tour’ every Saturday in February and March. The tour departs at 10.00am from outside the Visitor Service Center in Hamilton and will visit sites including Cobbs... Read more of this article

Column: The Life Journey Of Clint Smith

Column: The Life Journey Of Clint Smith

[Column written by Glenn Fubler] I first met Clinton ‘Amos’ Smith as a fellow student at Berkeley Institute, where his mother, Hyacinth Smith, served as school secretary in the early 60s. His teammates from that 1966 championship PHC Juniors Football squad remember how Clint would be in a jokey mood, whether they won or lost a game. Clint appreciated... Read more of this article

Minister Highlights ‘PawPaw Bermuda’ Book

Minister Highlights ‘PawPaw Bermuda’ Book

Dr. Edwin and Shirley Ann Smith and their sons Micrae and Stefan utilised a grant from the Department of Community and Cultural Affairs to create the Pawpaw Bermuda book which focuses on the artistic and culinary history of the pawpaw in our island. The book was highlighted today in the House of Assembly by Minister of Labour, Community Affairs and... Read more of this article

Video: NASA’s Animation Of 1968 Splash Down

Video: NASA’s Animation Of 1968 Splash Down

After spending 10 days, 20 hours, nine minutes, and three seconds in space, the Apollo 7 space mission splashed down in the Atlantic 200 nautical miles off Bermuda at 7.11am on October 22, 1968. The voyagers were picked up by helicopter and deposited on the deck of the USS Essex by 8:20am, and the spacecraft was aboard the ship at 9:03am. The Apollo... Read more of this article

Remembering The Island’s WWI Air Combat Ace

Remembering The Island’s WWI Air Combat Ace

In World War One a pilot who downed five or more enemy aircraft was considered an ace. Almost by definition it was those who flew the fast and nimble fighters who most often won the designation. Slower, less maneuverable bombers, while armed with defensive guns, were far more likely to end up the vanquished, not the victors, in aerial combat. But not... Read more of this article