New Volume Of ‘Heritage Matters’ History Book

May 12, 2022

The ninth and tenth compilation of Dr. Edward Harris’ Heritage Matters columns has now been published by the National Museum of Bermuda Press.

A spokesperson said, “It’s time to dive back into Bermuda’s history with the release of Heritage Matters 9 and 10, the final two volumes to complete the series by Dr. Edward Harris, published by National Museum of Bermuda [NMB] Press.

“For ten years, starting in 2007, Dr. Harris’ weekly Heritage Matters column ran in the Mid Ocean News, and later the Royal Gazette, reminding and informing readers about the unique and multifaceted nature of Bermuda’s heritage. NMB Press has gathered the Heritage Matters columns into a compilation, year by year.

“Heritage Matters Volumes 9 and 10 cover an eclectic and fascinating array of subject matter. The essays explore, illuminate and promote Bermuda’s history and culture, from houses swallowed up by South Shore dunes to the inscription at Scaur Hill, the Bermudian love affair with two-wheeled transport, and life on old St. David’s, to the last whale caught in Bermuda. Meet the team representing Bermuda at the 1936 Olympics, the volunteers restoring Casemates, and today’s young Bermudians preparing for a career at sea. Learn about stone quarries, derelicts, Easter lilies, lighthouses, and Bermuda sloops, and read about Bermuda’s far-reaching overseas connections from Bermudian pirates in the Indian Ocean to salt ponds in the Turks and Caicos, the Bermuda Militia Artillery in France, and cahow bones in Jamestown, Virginia.

“Dr. Harris joined NMB [then Bermuda Maritime Museum] in 1980 as its first director and oversaw the institution’s evolution from a derelict fortress into an award-winning heritage centre. He gained worldwide recognition in 1973 for inventing the Harris Matrix, by which stratigraphic sequences of archaeological sites could be viewed in diagram form for the first time. Dr Harris was awarded an MBE by the Queen in 2000 in recognition of his services to Bermuda’s cultural heritage.

“Heritage Matters volumes 1 to 10 are available for purchase [$10/copy] at the National Museum of Bermuda’s Ticket Office, by emailing, or at The Bookmart at Brown & Co. Full sets [Heritage Matters Volumes 1-10] are available for $85 at NMB [limited sets available]. To buy a full set, email”

Heritage Matters Vol 9 Bermuda May 2022

Heritage Matters Vol 10 Bermuda May 2022

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