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Mitchell House Museum To Re-Open On Aug 19

Mitchell House Museum To Re-Open On Aug 19

The St. George’s Historical Society announced that the Mitchell House Museum will be reopening on Wednesday, August 19th. A spokesperson said, “St. George’s Historical Society is pleased to announce the Re-Opening of Mitchell House Museum on Wednesdays and Saturdays, commencing August 19. “Step back in time in this 18th century home,... Read more of this article

CURB Support Call: Tucker’s Town Information

CURB Support Call: Tucker’s Town Information

CURB said they “support the call from researcher Ms. LeYoni Junos for Tucker’s Point Club “to show good faith” and share any and all information they may have in their archives on the land purchase and site plans of the Tucker’s Town property expropriated in 1920 by the Bermuda Land Development Company.” A spokesperson said, “Ms.... Read more of this article

Video: 400th Anniversary Of House Of Assembly

Video: 400th Anniversary Of House Of Assembly

A ceremony was held today [Aug 6] to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Bermuda’s House of Assembly and launch a set of commemorative stamps, with the ceremony held at the historic St. Peter’s Church in St. George’s. We will update with additional information if able, and in the meantime the 20 minute video is below. Related... Read more of this article

Events Leading Up To “A Moment Of Reflection”

Events Leading Up To “A Moment Of Reflection”

Mirrors, Imagine Bermuda and Social Justice Bermuda are inviting the community to participate in a moment of reflection on Saturday, August 8th. Glenn Fubler said, “Bermuda families traditionally enjoy recreation in August; offering an opportunity for reflection, facilitating our capacity to ‘respond’ rather than ‘react’ to life’s inevitable... Read more of this article

Video: A Look Back At Cup Match In 1961

Video: A Look Back At Cup Match In 1961

As the island celebrated this year’s Cup Match holiday, the Bermuda Government’s television station CITV provided a full array of programming showcasing both the historical aspects as well as highlights of past Cup Match games, including some footage of the 1961 Cup Match providing an interesting look at the Cup Match celebrations from almost... Read more of this article

Bermuda Celebrates First Mary Prince Day

Bermuda Celebrates First Mary Prince Day

Today [July 31] marks the first year the island officially celebrates Mary Prince Day, with the second day of Cup Match named after the iconic Bermudian who authored a book detailing her first hand experience of being enslaved, helping to galvanize the anti-slavery movement. In February 2020, the island’s Parliament approved an amendment to the... Read more of this article

Looking Back: History Of The Cup Match Classic

Looking Back: History Of The Cup Match Classic

[Written by Don Burgess] The build-up for Cup Match every year sees fans of both Somerset and St. George’s playfully roasting the other side. The game has grown tremendously from its inception in 1902, but its roots run much deeper than the first game. After the abolition of slavery on August 1, 1834, Black Bermudians formed Friendly Societies... Read more of this article

Video: Discussion On National Hero Mary Prince

Video: Discussion On National Hero Mary Prince

In the latest episode in the Bernews News & Views series, Chris Famous, Ajala Omodele, Minister Lovitta Foggo, and Rashida Godwin held a discussion on Mary Prince, with the panelists proving insight into her life as well as discussing the importance of a truthful telling of our own history. As the island gets set to celebrate Cup Match, the panelists... Read more of this article

Mary Prince Emancipation Park Sign Unveiled

Mary Prince Emancipation Park Sign Unveiled

In the lead up to the first observance of the Mary Prince holiday on July 31st, the Minister of Community Affairs and Sports Lovitta Foggo recently unveiled the new signage for the Mary Prince Emancipation Park.“The public will be aware that on July 17, Minister Foggo formally announced the Government’s intention to rename Devonshire Bay Park... Read more of this article

Petition Calls For Statue Of Mary Prince In UK

Petition Calls For Statue Of Mary Prince In UK

An online petition started by a British woman is calling to replace the recently removed statue outside the Museum of London Docklands with a statue of Bermudian Mary Prince, with the petition attaining over 1,000 signatures as of this writing. The petition said, “Following the recent removal of statues which depict pro-slavery historical figures... Read more of this article

Mary Prince Legacy Virtual Tour On July 28th

Mary Prince Legacy Virtual Tour On July 28th

The Bermuda Chamber of Commerce is inviting people to join in a virtual Mary Prince Legacy Tour on Tuesday, July 28th. A spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Chamber of Commerce invites members and non members to join the virtual Mary Prince Legacy Tour. The Tuesday, July 28th virtual event will be will be presented by Rashida Godwin of Titan Express... Read more of this article

“Art Of Resistance” History Tour On July 21

“Art Of Resistance” History Tour On July 21

The Treasures of Bermuda Tours is getting set to present Art of Resistance Tour: “From Misery to Memorials, Uncovering the History of the Art” on Tuesday [July 21] at 6.00pm. A spokesperson said, “Join Shirley Pearman and Maxine Esdaille of Treasures of Bermuda Tours for the Art of Resistance Tour this week Tuesday, July 21st at 6pm. “They will... Read more of this article

Minister: “Mary Prince Emancipation Park”

Minister: “Mary Prince Emancipation Park”

Devonshire Bay Park will be renamed as “Mary Prince Emancipation Park,” Minister of Community Affairs and Sports Lovitta Foggo said in the House of Assembly today. Minister Foggo said, “Based on how this pandemic is ravaging communities across the globe, it should come as no surprise that our beloved Cup Match was by necessity cancelled... Read more of this article