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National museum having a blast with cannon fundraiser

The National Museum of Bermuda is hosting a fundraiser (Image supplied)

A charity fundraiser aims to go off with a bang by giving donors the chance to detonate an historic cannon.

The National Museum of Bermuda yesterday launched the Donate to Detonate event to raise funds for its educational programmes, exhibits, publications, outreach and operations.

Supporters can donate any amount starting from $20 for a chance to detonate or can buy a detonation outright for $1,000.

Every fifteenth donor pledging less than $1,000 will have the opportunity to fire one of the museums historic cannons or to join a community day in February.

Elena Strong, the museum’s executive director, said: “At the National Museum of Bermuda, we aim to make learning Bermuda history part of every educational journey on island.

“With our programmes that support students, teachers and lifelong learners, exhibits, publications and outreach we are shifting how history is being shared and taught in Bermuda. Donations support all this essential work”.

The museum offers insights into contemporary issues through exhibits, programmes and collections.

It claims to be one of the island’s leading educational resources sharing Bermuda’s diverse history, culture and heritage to help make communities stronger.

Katie Bennett, the museums advancement officer, said: “By donating to detonate, you are helping fund all we do.

“Donations also help us make admission free for all local students, educators and children under 16. Thank you, and let’s have a blast together.”

Donations can be made online up until December 31 at: https://nmb.bm/donate-to-detonate.

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Published November 18, 2022 at 7:49 am (Updated November 18, 2022 at 7:49 am)

National museum having a blast with cannon fundraiser

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