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Archaeological Materials Returned To Bermuda

Archaeological Materials Returned To Bermuda

Thirty-six boxes of 17th century archaeological material have returned to Bermuda after study at William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia. A spokesperson said, “The returned materials include archaeological finds and records relating to the First Forts Project, undertaken between 1993 and 2003 by the Department of Anthropology at the College of... Read more of this article

Mary Prince Legacy Bus Tour In July & August

Mary Prince Legacy Bus Tour In July & August

The Mary Prince Legacy Bus Tour will be held on select Sundays in July and August. A spokesperson said, “In recognition of Emancipation & Mary Prince Day, Titan Express & The African Ancestories in Bermuda are offering in July & August, “The Mary Prince Legacy Bus Tour”. The tour highlights Mary Prince’s experiences... Read more of this article

Wallpaper Wednesday: Sea Venture Triangle

Wallpaper Wednesday: Sea Venture Triangle

The latest design in Bernews’ weekly Wallpaper Wednesday series takes a captivating dive into Bermuda’s rich history, with a rendition of the Sea Venture shipwreck, Bermuda’s national motto, ‘Quo Fata Ferunt’ and the Bermuda Triangle. The design is available in two sizes; a Facebook profile cover image and also in a vertical format, ideally... Read more of this article

Photos: NMB Launches Azorean Art Exhibit

Photos: NMB Launches Azorean Art Exhibit

The National Museum of Bermuda launched a new exhibition, “Alternative Voices: A Perspective on Contemporary Art from the Azores,” featuring works by Azorean artists and celebrating the 175th anniversary of Portuguese immigration to Bermuda. A spokesperson said, “On the evening of Thursday, June 6, 2024, a new temporary exhibition... Read more of this article

Column: Bermuda’s Royal Naval Tanks, Part 4

Column: Bermuda’s Royal Naval Tanks, Part 4

[Column written by Dr Edward Harris] In the first part of this series on the Royal Naval Tanks at St. George’s Island, Bermuda, the earliest [1803] published image of the watering facility for British warships was presented and then discussed in part two. In part three, the identities of the warships in the 1803 picture are considered and the 1808... Read more of this article

Column: Bermuda’s Royal Naval Tanks, Part 3

Column: Bermuda’s Royal Naval Tanks, Part 3

[Column written by Dr Edward Harris] In the first part of this series on the Royal Naval Tanks at St. George’s Island, Bermuda, the earliest [1803] published image of the watering facility for British warships was presented and then discussed in Part 2. In Part 3, the identities of the warships in the 1803 picture are considered and the 1808 and... Read more of this article

Column: Bermuda’s Royal Naval Tanks, Part 2

Column: Bermuda’s Royal Naval Tanks, Part 2

[Column written by Dr Edward Harris] In the first part of this article on the Royal Naval Tanks at St. George’s Island, Bermuda, the earliest [1803] published image of the watering facility for British warships was presented. That picture and several others are discussed here in part two. Discussion of the Porgay Picture of 1803 While Porgay appears... Read more of this article

Archives To Host ‘Digitize It’ Open House

Archives To Host ‘Digitize It’ Open House

The Bermuda Archives is inviting the public to their upcoming 2nd Annual Open House on June 7, 2024, for International Archives Day, themed “Digitize It.” A Government spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Archives formally invites the public to visit us, get a rare glimpse of our repository and collection, and learn more about the Bermuda... Read more of this article

Column: Bermuda’s Royal Naval Tanks, Part 1

Column: Bermuda’s Royal Naval Tanks, Part 1

[Column written by Dr. Edward Harris] One of the earliest artistic views of Bermuda appeared in 1803 in The Naval Chronicle and is a scene of the commodious Murray’s Anchorage to the north of St. George’s Island, with Fort St. Catherine and its rearward hills in the background. It is an aquatint, which is a form of intaglio printmaking that relies... Read more of this article

Column: Bermuda’s Stone Age Technology

Column: Bermuda’s Stone Age Technology

[Opinion column written by Dr Edward Harris ] The Stone Age generally ended some five thousand years ago with the invention of forging tools in iron. Prior to that, implements were made of stone and probably of timber, although the latter is less obvious in the archaeological record, as it tends to rot. Sadly perhaps, we have never declared a “Timber... Read more of this article

BNT Invites Public To Free Open Houses

BNT Invites Public To Free Open Houses

The Bermuda National Trust invites the community to free open houses in May to gather input on plans to revitalize Trust Museums. A spokesperson said, “Bermuda National Trust invites the community to learn about and give input into plans for Trust Museums at free open houses in May. In line with this year’s Heritage Month theme, Culture=Energy,... Read more of this article

‘Peace Trees’ Honour Bermuda Crisis Resolvers

‘Peace Trees’ Honour Bermuda Crisis Resolvers

‘Peace trees’ were presented to honour “three individuals who played key roles in the peaceful resolution of 20th century Bermuda’s most substantial societal crisis.” A spokesperson said, “At the media conference held at St Paul AME to highlight the historic contributions of three individuals who played key roles in the... Read more of this article

Column: Dr Edward Harris On Flag, Heritage

Column: Dr Edward Harris On Flag, Heritage

[Written by Dr. Edward Harris] Is this flag Bermuda’s “National Jack”? Some years ago in the possibly unique series of 450-odd articles on Bermuda heritage, published in The Mid-Ocean News [now a victim of the digital age] and The Royal Gazette, I wrote a story about Bermudians and our connections with the Dutch island of St. Eustatius in the... Read more of this article

Remember When: Troy Darrell Faced Olajide

Remember When: Troy Darrell Faced Olajide

[Written by Stephen Wright] It has been exactly 37 years since Bermudian boxer Troy Darrell suffered a controversial defeat to Michael Olajide in Atlantic City, New Jersey, on May 10, 1987. The ten-round televised fight was considered a tune-up for the Canadian, a top prospect in the division, en route to contesting for the vacant IBF middleweight crown. However,... Read more of this article

NMB Launches ‘Museum Memories’ Project

NMB Launches ‘Museum Memories’ Project

The National Museum of Bermuda [NMB] is celebrating 50 years as a museum this year, and as part of their 50th anniversary celebrations, they have launched a new community crowd-sourced project, “Museum Memories”. A spokesperson said, “Through the project, the Museum aims to collect and share community memories of the historic Keep Fort through... Read more of this article

Community Gathers For ‘Walk Through History’

Community Gathers For ‘Walk Through History’

A group of approximately 40 people, including members of the Bermuda Trade Union Congress [BTUC], Somersfield Academy students, and event coordinator Glenn Fubler gathered at Victoria Park on Wednesday, May 1 for the Walk Through History event. A spokesperson said, “The Walk Through History, held on Wednesday, May 1st, began at noon at Victoria... Read more of this article