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Photos & Video: Midshipman Dale Service

Photos & Video: Midshipman Dale Service

The annual Commemorative Service of the death of Midshipman Richard Sutherland Dale [1795 - 1815] was held yesterday [Feb 24] at St Peter’s Church. The event programme noted, “Midshipman Dale is considered to be among the last victims of the War of 1812 and was tragically wounded during an exchange of fire on January 15th 1815, after the... Read more of this article

CedarBridge Black History: Unveiling Legends

CedarBridge Black History: Unveiling Legends

[Written by Anya Thompson] During Black History Month, the Social Studies Department at CedarBridge Academy initiated a creative project to honour the accomplishments and legacies of influential Black figures from various parts of the globe, as well as those who have made a lasting impact on Bermuda’s history. Both students and educators decorated... Read more of this article

Photos: Paget Primary Black History Month

Photos: Paget Primary Black History Month

Paget Primary School is holding their always impressive annual Black History Museum event, with this year’s event showcasing Cathy Bassett, Sir Stanley Burgess, Shiona Turini, James Darrell, Neletha Butterfield, Dr. Dorothy Louise Matthews Paynter, Rev Canon Thomas Nisbett, Commissioner Keeva Joell-Benjamin, Randy Horton, and Gita Blakeney Saltus,... Read more of this article

Black History Month: Alora Rabain

Black History Month: Alora Rabain

As Port Royal commemorates Black History Month, the spotlight turns to Alora Rabain, “Bermuda golf trailblazer.” A spokesperson said, “As we at Port Royal celebrate Black History Month we turn our attention to the dynamic duo who graced Port Royal with their presence which started with Alora Rabain in 1970. “While Frank Rabain’s... Read more of this article

Black History Month: The Legacy Of Walter King

Black History Month: The Legacy Of Walter King

In commemoration of Black History Month, Port Royal Golf Course — a public golf course operated by the Bermuda Government Consolidated Board of Trustees — pays homage to its first Golf Professional Walter E. King, 1970 – 1976. A spokesperson said, “At that time (1970) the Golf Professional at Port Royal was a concessionaire who... Read more of this article

‘Portuguese Voices: Your Story, Your Voice’

‘Portuguese Voices: Your Story, Your Voice’

In honour of the 175th anniversary of the arrival of the first Portuguese immigrants in Bermuda, the National Museum of Bermuda [NMB] and the Portuguese Cultural Association of Bermuda and “have joined forces with StoryCenter [a US-based non-profit] to collect stories and experiences of Bermuda’s vibrant Portuguese community.” A spokesperson... Read more of this article

Anniversary Of First Progressive Group Meeting

Anniversary Of First Progressive Group Meeting

People gathered today to celebrate the 65th anniversary of the first meeting of the Progressive Group. A spokesperson said, “More than 60 people gathered at the top floor of the BIU’s Ottiwell Simmons Building today – Feb 8th – for an Interactive Gathering, marking the 65th anniversary of the first meeting of the Progressive Group. The... Read more of this article

Titan Express Offer Friendly Society Tour

Titan Express Offer Friendly Society Tour

In recognition of Black History Month, Titan Express is offering the Black Icons-Friendly Society Tour on Saturday, February 17th at 2:00pm. A spokesperson said, “The stories and contributions of the Friendly Societies is of outmost significant importance to the history and era of Black excellence in Bermuda. To book the tour visit: www.titantoursbermuda.com Date... Read more of this article

City Launches Black History Month Exhibition

City Launches Black History Month Exhibition

The City of Hamilton announced the launch of a special exhibition in celebration of Black History Month. A spokesperson said, “The mini exhibition will be on display in the Washington Mall [by the ‘Wall of Words’, Level B, Church Street] from February 1st to February 29th and features four Black Bermudians, each with a link to the City of... Read more of this article

Free Entry For Residents In February At NMB

Free Entry For Residents In February At NMB

The National Museum of Bermuda [NMB] is opening its doors to all Bermuda residents for free during the month of February, generously sponsored by Butterfield. A spokesperson said, “2024 marks the eleventh year of this community programme and the Museum’s 50th anniversary. Free for February and a free Community Day planned for February 25 are... Read more of this article

National Museum Celebrates 50th Anniversary

National Museum Celebrates 50th Anniversary

The National Museum of Bermuda [NMB] is celebrating its 50th anniversary as a cornerstone of Bermuda’s cultural preservation. A spokesperson said, “The National Museum of Bermuda [NMB] is turning 50 this year. Located at the historic Royal Naval Dockyard and commanding Bermuda’s westernmost point, NMB is a non-government, not-for-profit... Read more of this article

National Museum Promotes Katie Bennett

National Museum Promotes Katie Bennett

Katie Bennett has been promoted to Advancement Director at the National Museum of Bermuda [NMB] after serving as Advancement Officer for five years. A spokesperson said, “In her new role, she is committed to lead the museum’s fundraising activities to ensure that NMB continues to be an invaluable educational and cultural heritage resource for... Read more of this article

Cobbs Hill Methodist Church Marks 196 Years

Cobbs Hill Methodist Church Marks 196 Years

The historic Cobbs Hill Methodist Church recently celebrated its 196th anniversary, holding a special service to commemorate the day. The Church received congratulations in the House of Assembly during the Friday session, with various Members of Parliament recognizing their milestone. Part of the new African Diaspora Heritage Trail, the Church was completed... Read more of this article

Museum Launches “Donate To Detonate”

Museum Launches “Donate To Detonate”

The National Museum of Bermuda [NMB] is giving community members, supporters and friends another opportunity to detonate one of the Museum’s historic cannon by making a donation to ‘Donate to Detonate.’ A spokesperson said, “This online fundraiser, first launched last year, supports NMB’s annual fund, The Anchor Fund, which... Read more of this article

Wreaths Laid In Belgium For Bermudians

Wreaths Laid In Belgium For Bermudians

[Written by Dr Edward Harris] Belgium and the Western Front are a long way from Bermuda, not only geographically, but now, as the years roll on inexorably, over a century and five years distant since the “Great War”, or First World War, ended on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, being the 11th of November 1918. On the... Read more of this article

Celebrating 50 Years Of The ‘Harris Matrix’

Celebrating 50 Years Of The ‘Harris Matrix’

On October 30th, a conference entitled “Matrix 1973-2023” was held in Florence, Italy to celebrate fifty years of the Harris Matrix, invented in 1973 by Bermudian archaeologist and Founding Executive Director Emeritus of the National Museum of Bermuda, Dr Edward Cecil Harris. A spokesperson said, “Dr Harris’ archaeological methodology revolutionised... Read more of this article