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Minister Continues Museum And Gallery Visits

Minister Continues Museum And Gallery Visits

The Minister of Youth, Culture and Sport, Dr. Ernest Peets continued his visits to the island’s cultural heritage institutions, with recent stops at the Bermudian Heritage Museum and the St. George’s Historical Society Museum.A Government spokesperson said, “The public will be aware that as part of the Ministry’s ongoing support of the... Read more of this article

Town Crier Offers ‘Discover Hamilton’ Tours

Town Crier Offers ‘Discover Hamilton’ Tours

The City of Hamilton is inviting Bermuda’s residents and visitors on a trip into the past with its free ‘Discover Hamilton’ walking tour, led by Town Crier Ed Christopher. A spokesperson said, “The tour, which commences today [April 1st], takes you through the streets of Hamilton and past culturally and historically significant landmarks such... Read more of this article

NMB Launches Family Scrapbook Project

NMB Launches Family Scrapbook Project

The National Museum of Bermuda [NMB] has launched a community crowd sourcing project: Bermuda Family Scrapbook—Your Pictures, Your Stories, Our History. A spokesperson said, “NMB invites everyone living in Bermuda – and anyone abroad who has previously lived in Bermuda or has a relative who has lived in Bermuda – to submit their historic family... Read more of this article

Review: Titan Express Freedom Tour In The City

Review: Titan Express Freedom Tour In The City

[Written by Dale Butler] When popular DJ, Flava opened his February 1st radio show asking for information for Black History Month, he was sorely disappointed with the poor response. which reinforced the sad fact that some people in Bermuda are yet to take advantage of reading the many books now available about the contributions of Black Bermudians... Read more of this article

NMB Launches The Future Of History Campaign

NMB Launches The Future Of History Campaign

The National Museum of Bermuda [NMB] announced a fundraising campaign ‘The Future of History’ to “usher the Museum into a new era.” A spokesperson said, “The Campaign, The Future of History, set out to raise at least $8.5 million to support education programmes, expansion projects and institutional stability at the Museum.... Read more of this article

Somersfield Students Study Life Of Mary Prince

Somersfield Students Study Life Of Mary Prince

[Written by Somersfield Academy Student Leadership Council representatives Zarah Siddiqi & Maya Rajeh] Mary Prince, a strong, confident and courageous woman, was an individual the students and teachers at Somersfield Academy learned a lot about this past month. To start off, we read a book called, The History of Mary Prince. This book not only discussed... Read more of this article

Minister Peets Tours Historical Society Museum

Minister Peets Tours Historical Society Museum

Minister of Youth, Culture and Sport Dr. Ernest Peets toured the Bermuda Historical Society Museum, as part of his ongoing support for the island’s museums, galleries and historical landmarks. A Government spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Historical Society is one of the City of Hamilton’s oldest cultural attractions. Minister Peets with Andrew... Read more of this article

Photos/Review: Bermuda African Dance

Photos/Review: Bermuda African Dance

[Written by Dale Butler] “One day when the glory comes, it will be ours, it will be ours.” [Common & John Legend] It was a cultural evening of high renown, honour, magnificence, greatness, and glory when I attended a special African potluck and night of culture at 6.00pm on Saturday, 26th February, 2022 and at 8.00pm, The Story of Us. The St.... Read more of this article

Review: ‘Remembering The Enterprise’ Event

Review: ‘Remembering The Enterprise’ Event

[Written by Dale Butler] It was a perfect bright sunshine day on Friday, February 25, 2022 when the Minister of Youth, Culture and Sports, Dr. Ernest Peets, Jr., the Mayor of Hamilton Charles R. Gosling, and the U.S. Consul General, Ms. Karen Grissette joined about 50 citizens at the scenic Barr’s Bay Park, Front Street, Hamilton to hear the epic... Read more of this article

“Remembering The Enterprise” Event Held

“Remembering The Enterprise” Event Held

The “Remembering the Enterprise” commemoration event was held at Barr’s Bay Park. A spokesperson said, “On Friday [Feb 25], the Minister of Youth, Culture and Sport, Dr. Ernest Peets participated in the “Remembering the Enterprise” commemoration event at Barr’s Bay Park. “The event was part of the Department of Culture’s... Read more of this article

Video: City Spotlights Spinning Wheel

Video: City Spotlights Spinning Wheel

The City of Hamilton has launched a video series entitled “Black History Month Business Spotlight” featuring black-owned Bermuda businesses with an enduring historical presence in the City, with this episode spotlighting Spinning Wheel.The video’s description says, “In recognition of Black History Month, the City of Hamilton has created... Read more of this article

“The Life And Legacy Of Nolan Leroy Smith”

“The Life And Legacy Of Nolan Leroy Smith”

BELCO said they are ”celebrating Black History Month by recognisin, a Bermudian who helped build the Company into the world-class utility it is today.” A spokesperson said, “Nolan began his career at BELCO in 1966 and spent 30 years in the electrical engineering section, specialising in Transmission & Distribution [T&D] system... Read more of this article

National Trust To ‘Reinterpret’ Heritage Sites

National Trust To ‘Reinterpret’ Heritage Sites

The Bermuda National Trust said they are “embarking on a long-term effort to reinterpret the heritage sites and collections under its care related to the enslavement, resistance and empowerment of Black Bermudians, other people of African descent and the local and global majority.” “Telling more of Bermuda’s story and involving more... Read more of this article