News  |  February 5, 2020
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We are opening our doors for FREE to all Bermuda residents during the month of February (please bring proof of residency such as a license or utility bill). While “Free for February” has been a yearly initiative at the Museum, this year we are excited to offer free activities for all visitors on each Saturday of the month.

Saturday activities offer a unique opportunity to experience the Museum in new ways, learn a new skill or craft, connect with our past and engage with people from the community.

Last Saturday was the first day of our Free For February programming, which included a photography walking tour with ABWilson, a palmetto weaving workshop with Ronnie Chameau and a book reading by Florenz Maxwell.

Local artist Ronnie Chameau conducting a workshop on palmetto weaving, which focused on women and work in the 17th and 18th centuries

Bermudian author and storyteller Florenz Maxwell shared highlights from two of her published books: “The Spirit Baby” – a collection of uniquely Bermudian tales – and the award-winning “Girlcott”, based on the events of the 1959 Theatre Boycott and written from the perspective of a 16 year-old Bermudian girl

Self-taught photographer AB Wilson with last Saturday’s group of budding photographers

There is also a kid-friendly scavenger hunt (available at the Ticket Office), which encourages participants to explore the expansive Museum grounds and focus in on otherwise passed-by details. All Bermuda residents who visit the Museum in February can also enter a draw to win a free family membership.

If you missed last week’s programming, don’t worry — we have more scheduled for this weekend! Check out the schedule below for times and location of our free February activities:

The Museum is open every day, 10am – 5pm (last admission 4pm).

NMB is a non-government, not-for-profit Bermuda Registered Charity No. 136.

 

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UPCOMING EVENTS – Saturday February 22nd

11am – 12pm  Palmetto Weaving with Ronnie Chameau: Women & Work in the 17th and 18th centuries — The Boat Loft

12pm – 1:00pm  Book Readings with Florenze Maxwell: The Spirit Baby and Girlcott — Commissioner’s Room (2nd Floor), Commissioner’s House

1:00pm – 2:00pm Palmetto Weaving with Ronnie Chameau: Women & Work in the 17th and 18th centuries — The Boat Loft

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