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  • African-American museum professionals convene in Miami

    By BMHS on November 13, 2017
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    From Oct 23rd – 26th, three of our museum staff presented at the 28th Museums Association of the Caribbean conference, held in Miami. This included our Director Alissandra Cummins, who gave the Key Note address. Read more about this conference in the Miami Herald write up below! Read the full article here
  • Barbados Genealogy Group – Connections newsletter

    By BMHS on June 5, 2017
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    It is my pleasure to welcome this latest initiative of the Barbados Genealogy Group. The Group was launched in 2014 to provide a vehicle to support and promote family history research in Barbados. Genealogical research, however, has a long tradition here at the BMHS. As early as 1935, a Department of Historical and Genealogical Research was established to formalise the […]
  • New Publication – Of Halls, Hills and Holes

    By BMHS on June 5, 2017
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    Of Halls, Hills and Holes: Place Names of Barbados On sale at the Museum Shop from Thursday , 08 June 2017 for only $100.00. This book was started some ten years ago as a small research project which would essentially combine Ronnie Hughes’s interest in the history of plantations with Woodville Marshall’s interest in the history of the origins of […]
  • By BMHS on April 19, 2017
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    Crop Over is just around the corner! Join us at Crop Over Craft Works on 01 July 2017 starting at 10:00 a.m. Each year we showcase the very best from local artisans, activities for the children, guided gallery tours and live demonstrations. It is fantastic day the entire family can enjoy. If you are interested in securing a stall space […]
  • By BMHS on April 19, 2017
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    Press Release   Barbados Museum & Historical Society in collaboration with Scotiabank launch the Independence Art Competition   A short presentation ceremony was held at the Barbados Museum & Historical Society (BMHS) on Wednesday, 29 March 2017 to announce the winners of the Scotiabank Independence Art Competition. The competition was officially launched in January 2016 to give school aged children […]
  • Walled Garden Theatre

    By BMHS on December 1, 2016
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    The Walled Garden Theatre has been built in a northern enclosed portion of the Museum’s grounds. It is intended to become a critical resource for the community, especially youth, and serve as a creative space for the development of  theatre arts and world-class performances that enlighten, stimulate and inspire audiences. The facility will function both as a venue for the Museum’s […]
  • Press Release – Time Capsule project

    By BMHS on October 6, 2016
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    Release Date:  Immediate   Release Date: 06 October 2016 Imagine, an opportunity to create tomorrow’s history today. We are conducting a survey encouraging ALL Barbadians across the world to vote for items that can be included in a time capsule. This initiative is being managed by the 50th Anniversary of Independence Secretariat in collaboration with the Barbados Museum & Historical […]
  • Closure Notice – 27 September 2016

    By BMHS on September 27, 2016
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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 27, 2016 Closure Notice – Barbados Museum & Historical Society Members of the public are advised that the Barbados Museum & Historical Society located at St. Ann’s Garrison, St. Michael will be closed from 12 noon today, 27 September 2016. This closure is due to the expected inclement weather conditions and we need to take all […]
  • Update – Independence Art Competition

    By BMHS on July 21, 2016
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    Rules, Regulations and Guidelines for the 2016 Barbados Museum and Historical Society in partnership with Scotiabank Art Competition and Exhibition   ELIGIBILITY Participants between the ages of 5-13 years are entitled to register for this competition, either as a group or as individuals. Persons can register within any of the three categories: 5 – 7 years, 8 – 10 years, […]

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