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New Southampton Architectural Heritage Book

New Southampton Architectural Heritage Book

The Bermuda National Trust is launching ‘Southampton,’ the tenth and last in its Bermuda’s Architectural Heritage series. A spokesperson said, “The series, begun in 1995, covers every parish and the City of Hamilton. It highlights the architecture of the most interesting buildings on the island and the people who built, lived and... Read more of this article

Bermudian Author Delivers Lecture At Harvard

Bermudian Author Delivers Lecture At Harvard

[Written by Stephen Wright] Bermudian author St Clair Tucker delivered a presentation on the history of enslaved Native Americans in Bermuda at Harvard University. Mr Tucker, known as “Brinky”, was invited to attend the Wampum Renewal Ceremony, Honouring Indigenous People Who Were Enslaved at Harvard University, by the Harvard Alumni Association. Tribe... Read more of this article

Rev Kingsley Tweed To Speak On Theatre Boycott

Rev Kingsley Tweed To Speak On Theatre Boycott

[Written by Dale Butler] On Saturday, December 10th at 7 p.m. at St. Paul A.M.E. Church’s Centennial Hall, the legendary Rev. Dr. Kingsley Tweed will share his memories of the famous 1959 Theatre Boycott organized by the secretive “Progressive Group.” Exiled for over 41 years, historians would often mention his name, but were unaware of how to... Read more of this article

Bermuda Veterans Remembered In Films

Bermuda Veterans Remembered In Films

Bermuda’s war veterans are being remembered in three films screened at the Bermuda National Library in Hamilton throughout this month. The Lest We Forget, Celebrating Our Veterans In Film programme includes In The Hour Of Victory, The Massachusetts 54th Coloured Infantry and Bermuda’s Defence Heritage by the National Museum of Bermuda. They are... Read more of this article

Patron Pays For Hog Penny Mug 52 Years Later

Patron Pays For Hog Penny Mug 52 Years Later

The Hog Penny Restaurant & Pub recently received an apology and $10 payment from a “prior pub patron” from Arizona in return for a mug that he apparently took 50 years ago, with Hog Penny saying the apology was “fully accepted.” The message accompanying the $10 said, “Please accept this $10.00 as payment for a Hog Penny... Read more of this article

Collected Essays On Bermuda’s History Book

Collected Essays On Bermuda’s History Book

The new, enlarged edition of Collected Essays on Bermuda’s History by Jonathan Land Evans is now available. Mr Evans explained, “The new, enlarged [and now with pictorial cover] edition of my Collected Essays on Bermuda’s History: a diverse compilation of scholarly research papers and journalism, which comprises a selection of 46 essays... Read more of this article

Pop-Up Station At Library To Scan Old Photos

Pop-Up Station At Library To Scan Old Photos

In effort to collect historic family photographs, the National Museum of Bermuda [NMB] will have a pop-up Bermuda Family Scrapbook station at the Bermuda National Library. A spokesperson said, “Starting this Friday and every Friday for the next six weeks, from 11:30 am – 2:30 pm, NMB curatorial staff will be on site at the Library to assist... Read more of this article

Aberdeen Live Features Eversley ‘Bo’ Lewis

Aberdeen Live Features Eversley ‘Bo’ Lewis

Aberdeen Live has featured Bermudian Eversley ‘Bo’ Lewis, who traveled to Scotland in 1960. The Aberdeen Live website said, “Eversley ‘Bo’ Lewis travelled from Bermuda to the north-east of Scotland in 1960, becoming the first ever pro player from the country. Armando Mascarenhas arrived from India a year earlier. “Mike McArthur... Read more of this article

ZFB Radio Marks 60 Years Of Broadcasting

ZFB Radio Marks 60 Years Of Broadcasting

ZFB Radio recently celebrated its diamond jubilee, having started broadcasting back on August 30, 1962. A spokesperson said, “ZFB Radio recently celebrated its diamond jubilee, as the radio station began operations 60 years ago. “The story of ZFB radio began at 6.00am on Monday, August 30th, 1962, in a small cottage on Berkeley Road across from... Read more of this article

Photos/Video: Black Nurses Exhibit At BSOA

Photos/Video: Black Nurses Exhibit At BSOA

Two Emancipation Commemoration exhibits were on display at the Bermuda Society of Arts [BSoA], including “Pioneers Who Persevered: Black Nurses in a Segregated Bermuda.” A Government spokesperson previously said, “The Emancipation Commemoration continues with two exhibits at the Bermuda Society of Arts. “Our special exhibit,... Read more of this article

Minister Visits Smith’s Island Archaeology Site

Minister Visits Smith’s Island Archaeology Site

Minister of Youth, Culture and Sport Dr Ernest Peets recently visited Smith’s Island in St George’s where archaeological and historical research is being conducted A Government spokesperson said, “Ongoing archaeological and historical research into Bermuda’s history on Smith’s Island is being conducted Dr. Michael Jarvis and archaeology... Read more of this article

US Actress Allison Janney Visits Bermuda

US Actress Allison Janney Visits Bermuda

A US actress has travelled to Bermuda courtesy of the hit television show Who Do You Think You Are? The series, which traces the ancestries of celebrity guests, featured Allison Janney, from the critically acclaimed TV show The West Wing, who visited the National Museum of Bermuda to learn about her ancestor, Stephen Hopkins. A rebellious character... Read more of this article

‘The Friendly Society Tour’ On August 12 & 26

‘The Friendly Society Tour’ On August 12 & 26

Titan Express & the African Bermuda Dispersion Cultural Tours is offering ‘The Friendly Society Tour’ this month. A spokesperson said, “This is a ticketed event and tickets can be purchased from titantoursbermuda.com. Tour Dates & Times: The Friendly Society Tour starts at 6:30PM to 8:30PM, August 12th, & 26th Cost: $30 A... Read more of this article