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Column: Women Pioneers Of 20th Century

Column: Women Pioneers Of 20th Century

[Column written by Glenn Fubler and Meredith Ebbin] Bermuda in the 20th century underwent a significant transformation as a society. Here is a summary of the accomplishments of five women who helped make a difference. Adele Tucker: born in 1868 in Warwick; became a teacher after training at the Collegiate Institute in Hamilton. Turn-of-the-century Bermuda... Read more of this article

NMB: Free Teacher Development Programme

NMB: Free Teacher Development Programme

The National Museum of Bermuda [NMB] is offering a free year-long, four-module programme for all local teachers, which will provide them with the “opportunity to explore, refine and unpack their understanding of Bermuda’s diverse past.” A spokesperson said, “The National Museum of Bermuda [NMB] is offering a free year-long, four-module... Read more of this article

‘The Early Atlantic Age: How Did We Get Here?’

‘The Early Atlantic Age: How Did We Get Here?’

The National Museum of Bermuda [NMB] is getting set to host a free public lecture on Thursday, March 12 from 5.30 to 7.00pm in the North Hall at Bermuda College. A spokesperson said, “Bermudian historian Dr. Clarence Maxwell will be presenting on ‘The Early Atlantic Age [1250-1609]: Why and how did we get here?’. “The lecture... Read more of this article

African Bermuda Cultural Bus Tour In March

African Bermuda Cultural Bus Tour In March

Titan Express, in partnership with sponsor Department of Community and Cultural Affairs, is offering ‘The African Bermuda Dispersion Cultural Bus Tour,’ again in March, set to be held every Saturday from 10am – 12pm. The sites being visited are Cobbs Hills Methodist Church, The Enslaved Graveyard at the Rubber Tree, & Sarah “Sally”... Read more of this article

Photos: Paget Primary Black History Museum

Photos: Paget Primary Black History Museum

Paget Primary School hosted their third annual Bermuda Black History Museum this week, with students and teachers transforming some of their classrooms into educational Black History Museums, honouring some of the Black Bermudians who have made contributions to the Island, while also allowing students to learn about some of the island’s barrier... Read more of this article

Minister Recognizes Bermudian Icons At School

Minister Recognizes Bermudian Icons At School

Minister of Labour, Community Affairs and Sports Lovitta Foggo recently joined Northlands Primary students in “celebrating those who have made great contributions to Bermuda,” including Calvin ‘Bummy’ Symonds and Mary Prince. A Government spokesperson said, “As part of the island’s black history awareness, Minister of Labour, Community... Read more of this article

Paget Primary To Create Black History Museum

Paget Primary To Create Black History Museum

[Written by Vejay Steede] Paget Primary’s third annual Bermuda Black History Museum will be staged on Thursday, February 27th from 9am – 2pm. The always wonderful exhibit will be open to the public, and several schools [preschool and primary] have been invited, as in previous years. Invitations have also been sent out to honored guests, such... Read more of this article

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