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“Museum Offers A Wealth Of Knowledge”

“Museum Offers A Wealth Of Knowledge”

“The National Museum of Bermuda offers a wealth of knowledge and inspiration, and deepens our understanding of our past and Bermuda’s place in a wider world,” said the Minister of Youth, Culture and Sport, Dr. Ernest Peets as he continued his visits to the island’s cultural institutions.“His most recent stop was the National Museum of Bermuda... Read more of this article

Column: Anniversary Of 1959 Theatre Boycott

Column: Anniversary Of 1959 Theatre Boycott

[Column written by Citizens Uprooting Racism in Bermuda] 15th June 2022 is the 63rd anniversary of the Bermuda Theatre Boycott, and through the courage of a group of young people calling themselves The Progressive Group, all theatres were forced to close due to the boycott protests and lack of revenue. As a result of this extraordinary grassroot activism,... Read more of this article

CSG Seeks Feedback On ‘Deliverance’ Replica

CSG Seeks Feedback On ‘Deliverance’ Replica

The Corporation of St George [CSG] announced they have moved to Phase II of the Ordnance Island Development Project and will be focusing resources on the Deliverance replica ship A spokesperson said, “CSG is committed to the beautification and enhancement of the land to make it a Town attraction that will benefit both residents and visitors. The Corporation... Read more of this article

Historical Photos: Queen Visits Bermuda

Historical Photos: Queen Visits Bermuda

Government House is reflecting on the Queen’s visits to Bermuda over the past 70 years, posting a series of images online. Government House posted the photos online below, saying, “With two days until the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, we remember the numerous visits to Bermuda over her 70 year reign. “Less than six months after her highly publicized... Read more of this article

Minister Visits Tucker House & Globe Hotel

Minister Visits Tucker House & Globe Hotel

As Heritage Month comes to an end, the Minister of Youth, Culture and Sport, Dr. Ernest Peets reflected on his visit to Tucker House and Globe Hotel Museum, which took place earlier this month. A Government spokesperson said, “The public will be aware that as part of his ongoing support of the island’s cultural institutions, Minister Peets has committed... Read more of this article

Bermuda Shillings, Pounds & Dollars For Auction

Bermuda Shillings, Pounds & Dollars For Auction

Dozens of old Bermuda banknotes — including some dating back to the 1950s — will be auctioned at Noonan’s Auctioneers in the UK this week as part of the Platinum Jubilee Banknote auction, which features banknotes that the Queen appears on. The Queen is listed in the Guinness World Records in regards to the “most currencies featuring... Read more of this article

Photos, Video, 360: Onion Day At Carter House

Photos, Video, 360: Onion Day At Carter House

Bermuda Onion Day was celebrated today [May 28] at Carter House in St. David’s, featuring historic displays and, of course, onions.Introduced to the island in the early 1600s, the Bermuda onion was first exported to the east coast from St. George’s in 1847.Onions quickly became Bermuda’s major export crop, and by the middle of the 19th century,... Read more of this article

Videos: CITV Releases ‘Road To Glory’ Series

Videos: CITV Releases ‘Road To Glory’ Series

Leading up to the Bermuda Day holiday, CITV has released a series of videos titled ‘The Road to Glory – The Bermuda May 24th Marathon Derby,” highlighting the holiday’s rich history. The ten videos highlight the Olivers, Tracy Wright, George Jones, Dawn Richardson, Jennifer Sterling, Kavin Smith, Thomas Smith, the Armstrongs,... Read more of this article

Students Take Part In ‘Walk Through History’

Students Take Part In ‘Walk Through History’

On Tuesday [May 24], students from BHS, Clearwater Middle School and Impact Academy took part in a ‘Walk Through History’ in Hamilton. A spokesperson said, “On Tuesday, May 24, 40-odd students from BHS, Clearwater Middle School and Impact Academy joined in a ‘Walk Through History’ in Hamilton. The walk included input from Town Crier Ed Christopher,... Read more of this article

Video: Timeline Of The Bermuda Day Holiday

Video: Timeline Of The Bermuda Day Holiday

Bermuda Day is just around the corner and as we prepare to celebrate in 2022, BDADay.com has been updated with a focus on the historic aspects of the holiday, including a brief timeline which you can view below. With the Bermuda Half Marathon Derby starting over one hundred years ago in 1909, and the first Bermuda Day Parade taking place in 1979, there... Read more of this article

Photos, Video & 360: Open House At Verdmont

Photos, Video & 360: Open House At Verdmont

In celebration of Heritage Month, the Bermuda National Trust hosted a Free Open House at the Verdmont Museum and Gardens in Smiths today [May 21], with the public able to tour the centuries old property.Executive Director of the National Trust Karen Border told Bernews, “We are thrilled to be opening Verdmont to the public today, a free public... Read more of this article

Stamps Highlight St George’s Historical Society

Stamps Highlight St George’s Historical Society

Tomorrow [May 19], as part of the Heritage Month observations, the Bermuda Post Office [BPO] will issue a commemorative stamp series highlighting the St. George’s Historical Society.A Government spokesperson said, “The series highlights the 100th Anniversary of the formation of the organization, which was solidified with the passage of the St.... Read more of this article

WaPo Features African Diaspora Heritage Trail

WaPo Features African Diaspora Heritage Trail

The Washington Post has featured Bermuda’s African Diaspora Heritage Trail in an article titled “Bermuda trail brings island’s Black heritage to the fore.” The Washington Post website said, “It was a blistering hot day in June 1730 when the enslaved woman Sally Bassett was burned at the stake at the foot of Crow Lane in Hamilton, Bermuda.... Read more of this article