Museum praised by minister for keeping past alive
The Bermuda Historical Society has been praised by the Minister of Youth, Culture and Sport for its role in bringing the island’s past alive.
Dr Peets highlighted that the society’s museum was one of Hamilton’s oldest cultural attractions.
He said: “I continue to be amazed at the level of commitment and passion that our curators and museum directors have for preserving Bermuda’s legacy.
“My visit to the Bermuda Historical Society Museum uncovered treasures that helped to better shape my understanding of Bermuda’s past.
“It also helped to enlighten me about the significant role that Bermuda played in key moments of history.”
Dr Peets added: “I want to express my thanks to the Bermuda Historical Society for their gracious welcome as it was an incredibly informative tour.
“As I’ve previously said, it’s important for us all to learn as much as we can about our heritage.
“And I think that each of us can benefit from spending some time at our museums and historical institutions, as they can greatly help in expanding our appreciation of ourselves and our country.
“It’s so critical that our community support these charitable institutions because they are the preservers and custodians of our historical artefacts.”
The museum, founded in 1895, is next to the Bermuda National Library on Queen Street, Hamilton.
The museum holds a large collection of Boer War artefacts, as well as rare coins and documents and an extensive photography collection.