Where does your story begin?

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.

FAMILY DISCOVERY TOOLKIT

 

2021 EVENT SCHEDULE:

 

The Journey of Family Discovery I: Tips, Tools & Strategies

Wednesday, February 17  (5:30 – 6:30 pm)

Venue: Zoom

Presenter: Kenyatta Berry, Genealogy Expert

Begin your journey with resources from a leading international expert. Attendees will receive an interactive Family Discovery Toolkit.

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The Journey of Family Discovery II: Understanding Local Resources

Wednesday, March 17 (5:30 – 6:30 pm)

Venue: Zoom

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.

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Personal Journeys and Personal Objects: The Development of NMAAHC’s Collection

Wednesday, April 14 (5:30 – 6:30 pm)

Venue: Zoom

Panelists: Hollis Gentry (Smithsonian Library), Joanne Hyppolite (National Museum of African American History and Culture), Kamilah Stinnett & Doretha Williams (Smithsonian Family History Centre)

Explore how curators, museum specialists, and genealogists at The Smithsonian use multiple strategies to research collections for exhibitions and community archives.

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Contemporary Art Exhibition: ARTIFFACTS

Wednesday, May 19 (5:30 – 6:30 pm)

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.

 

Crafting A Personal Story

Wednesday, June 16 (5:30 – 6:30 pm)

Venue: Zoom

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.

 

Bermuda’s Family Scrapbook: a national crowdsourcing project

Wednesday, June 23

Online submission 

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.

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