On January 3, 2018, the National Museum of The Bahamas / Antiquities, Monuments and Museum Corporation (AMMC) officially opened its first natural history exhibit to an audience of scientists, government officials and environmental stakeholders. The culmination of over a decade of research, the exhibit highlights the rich history of discovery, …
Finding inspiration in her ancestral home, and in tribute to the men and women that persevered and built a life and community on Green Turtle Cay, Amanda Diedrick has published a book on the early and enduring settlers of the island. Amanda, granddaughter of Lurey (Curry) Albury who was born …
One of the Informative Talks scheduled for the 10th Island Roots Festival was Shane Cash’s talk on “Bahamian Culture.”
In an attempt to preserve Marsh Harbour’s history, one native son has taken to the internet as an effective resource to chronicle the past. The Marsh Harbour Online Museum, brainchild of Robert Key, aims to host photos and stories from generations both long past and those fading.
Despite overcast skies and intermittent, light rain hundreds of locals and visitors came out to enjoy the annual Hope Town Heritage Day.
The St. James Methodist Church in Hope Town has an interesting history which encompasses many struggles. The current building is the fourth on the site. The first St. James Chapel was built in 1820 and served as the Sunday Chapel as well as a ‘Sabbath Day Methodist School’ where reading and writing were taught.
In an effort to devise a plan of action to proceed with the restoration of Hole in the Wall Lighthouse, the Lighthouse Restoration Committee decided to invite an expert, Annie Potts (who was involved with the restoration of the Hope Town Lighthouse) to one of the meetings.
Hole-in-the-Wall, the famous and historic landmark that jutted from the southern tip of Abaco, has been forever altered. The distinctive arch that formed a bridge from the mainland out to the rocky tip was the victim of extremely strong surges courtesy of Hurricane Sandy. What remains is a gap where the land-bridge once was suspended. White, un-weathered limestone now stands as a stark reminder of what once was.
On craggy rocks and in silent gullies at Lynyard Cay in the Abacos lay the fragments of an American-owned slave ship, the 129-ton, 88-foot schooner, the Peter Mowell. Luckily, 390 of the 400 of its human cargo were able to clamber safely ashore – they were quite young: 96 men between 20 and 36 years, 37 women between 20 and 30 years, and 256 children between 6 and 20 years.
The Man-O-War heritage Museum recently welcomed a new addition to its collection. The sailboat, “The Man-O-War” was saved from ruin and moved to its new home in front of the Museum. Despite initial doubts, the entire sailboat was rescued and thanks to a community effort this piece of Man-O-War’s history was salvaged and will be on show for future generations.