Join NMB to explore, honour and preserve your family history with Tracing Our Roots/Routes.
This year-long programme of online presentations, workshops, resources and an on-site contemporary art exhibit will help us better understand and connect with our collective past.
Local and international expert panelists will provide you with the tools and strategies to research and document your personal story.
Wednesday, February 17 (5:30 – 6:30 pm)
Presenter: Kenyatta Berry, Genealogy Expert
Begin your journey with resources from a leading international expert. Attendees will receive an interactive Family Discovery Toolkit.EVENT FLYER WATCH RECORDING FAMILY DISCOVERY TOOLKIT PT. I
Wednesday, March 17 (5:30 – 6:30 pm)
Panelists: Jane Downing (NMB), Ellen Hollis (Bermuda National Library), Mandellas Lightbourne (Bermuda Archives)
Learn about the available resources from local experts to help you to discover your family’s history.EVENT FLYER WATCH RECORDING FAMILY DISCOVERY TOOLKIT PT. II
Wednesday, April 14 (5:30 – 6:30 pm)
Panelists: Joanne Hyppolite (Museum Curator), Hollis Gentry (Genealogy Specialist, Smithsonian Libraries and Archives), Kamilah Stinnett & Doretha Williams (Center for the Digitization and Preservation of African American History, NMAAHC)
Explore how curators, museum specialists, and genealogists at The Smithsonian use multiple strategies to research collections for exhibitions and community archives.EVENT FLYER WATCH RECORDING
Wednesday, June 16 (5:30 – 6:30 pm)
Dr. Janet Ferguson, NMB Trustee & education specialist
Focus on an object of importance to you or your family and learn how to create a memorable piece of writing that will preserve your history.
Location: Commissioner’s House, NMB
Gherdai Hassell, Bermudian artist
Hassell’s new body of work draws on the theme of genealogy and incorporates archival photographs. Expect provocative collages and a large scale interactive installation.
We invite you to share your personal story and photographs. Help us connect with the past and each other. This project will be displayed online and on the walls of the Museum.
Early registration for events is available to NMB members.
Student and teacher resources available.SEE EVENTS FLYER