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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

‘African Colonisation Of Bermuda’ Presentation

‘African Colonisation Of Bermuda’ Presentation

Bermuda College will feature a presentation by Dr. Clarence Maxwell — “Before the Akaniba; the African colonisation of Bermuda 1616 -1680″ — on Thursday, March 8th The event poster said, “African colonisation of Bermuda during the seventeenth century played a significant role in the island’s success and sustainability. “Enslaved... 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

Video & Photos: Unveiling Of Mary Prince Plaque

Video & Photos: Unveiling Of Mary Prince Plaque

A plaque was unveiled at School Lands Cottages — where Mary Prince once lived — with Bishop Vernon Lambe unveiling the BNT-commissioned plaque, saying it serves as a reminder of her “invaluable contribution towards freedom.” The BNT commissioned the plaque to commemorate her life and accomplishments, and speaking today, BNT Director... 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

‘Reflective Dialogue Gathering’ Over 1977 Riots

‘Reflective Dialogue Gathering’ Over 1977 Riots

Some 40 residents attended the ‘Gathering for a Reflective Dialogue’ this past Saturday on the occasion of the 40th Anniversary of the December 1977 riots. “We wish to thank the Bermuda National Gallery for providing access to their beautiful environs, offering an ideal climate to address this most-thorny chapter of Bermuda’s history,”... Read more of this article

Anniversary Of Riots, People Urged To Reflect

Anniversary Of Riots, People Urged To Reflect

On the 40th anniversary of the 1977 riots, Imagine Bermuda is urging the community to of “reflect on the theme ‘Every Life is Precious’ as we look towards a better Bermuda emerging in the 21st century.” “The weekend of December 2, 1977 marked the tragic conclusion to a most destructive chapter of Bermuda’s history,”... Read more of this article

Dr Wingate On “Man’s Impact On Bermuda”

Dr Wingate On “Man’s Impact On Bermuda”

The Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute [BUEI] and Bermuda Zoological Society [BZS] are getting set to present “Man’s Impact on Bermuda” with Dr. David Wingate on Thursday, October 26, beginning at 7.00pm. The event poster says, “Don’t miss David Wingate’s last lecture in this format! Chart the natural history of Bermuda since... Read more of this article

Video: Bermuda Featured On Science Channel

Video: Bermuda Featured On Science Channel

The Science Channel’s new series ‘Mysteries of the Missing,’ hosted by Emmy-winning actor Terry O’Quinn recently featured Bermuda in their seventh episode titled ‘Curse of the Bermuda Triangle.’ The episode begins with an interview with Dr Philippe Rouja, Bermuda’s Custodian of Historic Wrecks. The host notes... 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

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