Tourists and locals enjoy day of history, culture and heritage during Plough Day
Tourists and locals enjoyed a day of history, culture and heritage today as part of the Plough Day celebrations in St George.
The event celebrated 410 years since the arrival of the first settlers in the town and marked the first of a series of events taking place in St George as part of The Heritage Festival.
It featured historical re-enactments, vendors, street art, entertainment and free access to different sites including the Bermudian Heritage Museum, the Carter House Museum, Fort St Catherine’s, the Globe Hotel Museum, St Peter’s Church and the Tucker House Historic home and Museum.
Krisitin White, a member of the St George’s Stakeholder Committee which organised the event, said: “The people on the cruise ship were advised of the event so we saw some tourists as well as locals residents turn out. It was really well received.
“The St George’s Stakeholder Committee has been working together for some time and we put a good plan together for what the town needs – the aesthetic upgrades, event and marketing side of things.
“We pooled some of our own money to get the event organised and it was great to get support from the Bermuda Tourism Authority, the Bermuda Economic Development Corporation and the Corporation of St George.”
Ms White said there will be similar events in St George’s every Monday and Thursday afternoon throughout the summer.
Tara Sapien is part of the group Cirqle Circus Arts Collective which managed the performing artists for the event.
“There are lots more performers to come, this was just the kick off event. We are bringing historical characters to life including Henry Jennings, Sally Bassett and Jemmy Darrell,” she said.
“We had a lot of people come here today specifically for this event.”
Ms White added: “It is exciting, once we can have this running throughout the summer we hope do more in the Fall, especially leading up to Christmas, and we will be ready at the gate for next summer. We are working to create a vibrant year round season.”
Those who are interested in assisting the St George’s Stakeholder Committee can contact the group at email@example.com.