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
Join Dr. Janet Ferguson to discover how personal stories and memories are anchored in everyday personal objects and learn how to create a polished, written piece documenting those memories. Using StoryCenter’s “Material Memory” storytelling approach, Dr. Ferguson will explore the associations we make with a cherished family photograph or object and how exploring those associations can reveal memory, sustain relationships, and provide new ideas and growth.EVENT FLYER WATCH RECORDING CRAFTING A PERSONAL STORY TOOLKIT
Wednesday, July 14 (5:30 – 6:30 pm)
Gherdai Hassell, Bermudian artist
Hassell’s new body of work draws on the theme of genealogy and incorporates archival photographs. Her provocative collages and a large scale installation explores ancestry, cultural identity, memory and time and focuses on her own discovery of her family history, which she can trace back to West Africa.
Exhibit on display First Floor Commissioner’s House until July 1, 2022.EXHIBIT SNEAK PEEK WATCH VITUAL LAUNCH BOOK YOUR VISIT
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