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Museum Uploads MariTimes Magazine Online

Museum Uploads MariTimes Magazine Online

The National Museum of Bermuda has just made a treasure trove of information about the island’s history and cultural available online. The West End museum announced this week that it has posted downloadable PDFs of all of its MariTimes magazine issues from 2001 to 2019 at its website. MariTimes is published twice a year and includes articles on... Read more of this article

Meet ‘Characters’ From 1775 Gunpowder Plot

Meet ‘Characters’ From 1775 Gunpowder Plot

Visitors to St George’s can meet characters from Bermuda’s 1775 Gunpowder Plot over the next few weeks as the old town celebrates their role in Bermuda’s fascinating historical heritage. “Today marks the actual anniversary of the Gunpowder Plot, which tested Bermudian loyalty to the Crown and underscored islanders’ close family and commercial... Read more of this article

Wartime Torpedo Incident Near Bermuda Recalled

Wartime Torpedo Incident Near Bermuda Recalled

A near-catastrophic World War Two torpedo mishap off Bermuda which could have cost US President Franklin Roosevelt his life is being highlighted at the website of a leading US international affairs magazine. In a recently posted National Interest article contributor Sebastien Roblin, who writes on security and military history matters, discusses the... Read more of this article

Lecture To Explore African Bermudian History

Lecture To Explore African Bermudian History

Organisers ‘Empowered Me Wellness’ will be presenting ‘Healing Thyself Through Knowing Thyself’ on September 22nd at Liberty Theater, saying the lecture and chat event will explore African Bermudian history with Mwalimu Melody Micere Van Putten and African Spirituality with Professor James Small.” A spokesperson said, “How... Read more of this article

Anniversary Exhibit On Sub Hidden In Bermuda

Anniversary Exhibit On Sub Hidden In Bermuda

It’s been 75 years since a German U-boat was captured by the US Navy and then towed 2000 miles to Bermuda, where the submarine remained secretly berthed until the end of World War Two. And Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry, where the U-505 has been an exhibit since 1954, has just opened a year-long show to commemorate the anniversary... Read more of this article

Guild Of The Holy Compassion Annual Service

Guild Of The Holy Compassion Annual Service

The Guild of the Holy Compassion recently held their annual service off St. David’s Head, with the organisers explaining that the event held to commemorate the St. George’s Pilots lost off St. David’s when their pilot gig Ocean Queen 11 capsized in a storm of the East End in 1927. “Additionally, the service was held for the men lost from... Read more of this article

Old Bermuda Posters For Auction In New York

Old Bermuda Posters For Auction In New York

A series of vintage travel posters featuring Bermuda from the 1940s and 1950s will be on offer at Swann Auction Galleries Vintage Posters sale next month in New York. A spokesperson said, “A series of vintage travel posters celebrating the delights of Bermuda will be on offer at Swann Auction Galleries Vintage Posters sale on August 7 in New York. “Highlights... Read more of this article

Police Media Room Honours Commissioner Bean

Police Media Room Honours Commissioner Bean

At a ceremony held Friday, July 19th, Commissioner of Police Stephen Corbishley officially renamed the Community Meeting & Media Room on the ground floor of Hamilton Police Station in memory of the late Commissioner of Police [Retired] Frederick C. B. ‘Penny’ Bean. A police spokesperson said, “Commissioner Bean’s wife Mrs. Romaine Bean... Read more of this article

Mary Prince Legacy Tour Set For August

Mary Prince Legacy Tour Set For August

Due to the overwhelming response and with sponsorship from the Department of Community and Cultural Affairs, the Mary Prince Legacy Tour is being offered on August 9th, 15th, 23rd, and 29th. The tour takes place each evening between 6.30pm and 8.00pm; tickets cost $10. A spokesperson said, “The story of Mary Prince is of significant importance... Read more of this article

Premier: ‘Finally Does Justice After 116 Years’

Premier: ‘Finally Does Justice After 116 Years’

Premier David Burt tabled the Writ by which the Governor granted the posthumous pardon to Rev. Monk in the House of Assembly, saying it was a “decision made on the strength of the facts presented and one that finally does justice after 116 years.” “Just over a year ago I advised this Honourable House that I had invited the Governor,... Read more of this article

Series Of Events To Highlight Emancipation Day

Series Of Events To Highlight Emancipation Day

A series of events will be hosted this month in the lead up to the Emancipation Day observances. A Government spokesperson said, “The Minister of Labour, Community Affairs and Sports, the Hon. Lovitta Foggo, is encouraging the public to support a series of events being hosted this month in the lead up to the Emancipation Day observances. “Emancipation... Read more of this article

Event To Celebrate Theatre Boycott Anniversary

Event To Celebrate Theatre Boycott Anniversary

In celebration of the 60th anniversary of the 1959 Theatre Boycott, an event titled ‘Turned On Tuesday’ will be held tomorrow [July 2], with people called to “drive or ride on Tuesday, July 2nd with lights, celebrating the success of the boycott.” A spokesperson said, “We the undersigned wish to express our commitment to fostering... Read more of this article

‘Mary Prince Legacy Bus Tour’ Being Held

‘Mary Prince Legacy Bus Tour’ Being Held

Titan Express – in partnership with the Department of Community and Cultural Affairs – is getting set to present ‘The Mary Prince Legacy Bus Tour,’ being held every Friday in July. A spokesperson said, “The story of Mary Prince is of significant importance to the history of emancipation, which took place in Bermuda on August... Read more of this article