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In honour of the 175th Anniversary of the arrival of the first immigrants of Portuguese descent at Bermuda, the National Museum of Bermuda and Portuguese Cultural Association of Bermuda and have joined forces with StoryCenter (US-based non-profit) to collect stories and experiences of Bermuda’s vibrant Portuguese community. 

We are seeking people of Portuguese descent who live or have lived in Bermuda to particpate in a free 6-week digital storytelling workshop conducted on-line. StoryCenter experts will guide you through the process of crafting a short three-minute digital video about your family story and experiences.  Post workshop, a private live screening of the videos will take place for participants. For those who wish to share their story more widely, the digital stories will be preserved in the Museum’s collection and screened in exhibit galleries online and at the Museum.

Through these digital stories, personal histories of the past will intertwine with the present to help us understand the enduring legacies we carry that add to our shared history.

No prior knowledge or skills necessary, only the willingness to craft and share your story.

Examples of a Digital Story:

The Ties That Bind
by Louise Tannock

by Nick Slie

Braiding Rugs
by Sue Blakey

Online Webinars Dates & Times:

February 21, 6-8pm
February 28, 6-8pm
March 6, 6-8pm
March 13, 6-8pm
March 20, 6-8pm
March 27, 6-8pm

*Limited capacity 

Workshop Requirements:

Time Commitment: 2hrs per week for 6 weeks

Requirements: computer, internet access, conversational English proficiency, 
and must be at least 18 years or older.

Questions: Contact Deborah Atwood at curator@nmb.bm

If you do not have access to a computer or internet we can assist

Share Your Story,
Shape History!

A joint project of

 & Portuguese Cultural Association of Bermuda (Charity No. 385)

The workshop is now full. Any new registrations will be added to a waitlist for the workshop with your position on the waitlist being based on the order of completion of registration sign-up.

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