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Bahamas Historical Society presents "Foxhill Life in Olden Times" - Mar 24, 2015 - 11:43:15 PM

Nassau, Bahamas - The Bahamas Historical Society invites the public to attend a “free talk”on Thursday, 26 March, 2015 at 6:00pm to be held at The Bahamas Historical Society & Museum at  #28 Shirley Street & Elizabeth Avenue.

The topic will be, ‘Fox Hill Life in Olden Times - 1940s/1950s’ presented by Mrs. Harolene Brown; and a Skit by “The Fox Hill Parade Troupe”

Parking available at Shirley Street First Caribbean Bank (CIBC) Parking Lot. Enter through Shirley Street side and drive and park near the Elizabeth Avenue exit.

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Bahamas Historical Society presents author Wayne Neely - Feb 26, 2015 - 12:48:13 AM

Nassau, Bahamas - The Bahamas Historical Society & Museum invite the public to attend the following free lecture at #28 Shirley Street and Elizabeth Avenue on Thursday, 26th February, 2015.

Wayne Neely, Published Author will speak on his book, "The Great Okeechobee Hurricane of 1928 - The Story of the Second Deadliest Hurricane in American History and The Deadliest Hurricane in Bahamian History."

Mr. Neely will offer a book signing immediately after the talk. His book is based on the great impact this storm had on the Caribbean...
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Bahamas Former Governors General Participate in Panel Discussion - Nov 17, 2014 - 1:17:37 AM

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Nassau, New Providence - It was a rare opportunity when guests of The Bahamas Historical Society could enjoy Thursday night’s A Governor General’s View from Mount Fitzwilliam presenting four former Governors General of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas in Panel Discussion.

It was November’s “Free Talk” session, and part of the celebration of the 55th year of The Bahamas Historical Society that offered a first-time-chance to hear the views of Their Excellencies: Sir Orville Turnquest, Dame Ivy Dumont, the Hon. Arthur D. Hanna, and Sir Arthur Foulkes...

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Four Former Bahamas Governor Generals to speak at Historical Society - Nov 12, 2014 - 5:52:56 PM

Nassau, Bahamas - The Bahamas Historical Society proudly presents: A Governor-General's View from Mount Fitzwilliam to be held on Thursday, November 13, 2014, at 6:30pm at the Bahamas Historical Society, #28 Shirley Street and Elizabeth Avenue.     

The public is cordially invited to come, see and hear our four (4) former Governors-General, H.E. Sir Orville A. Turnquest,  H. E. Dame Ivy L. Dumont,  H.E. The Hon. Arthur D. Hanna and H.E. Sir Arthur A. Foulkes share in a panel discussion and give their individual experiences as Governor-General. 
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Former Bahamas Governors General in Panel Discussion November 13 - Nov 10, 2014 - 12:21:35 PM

The Bahamas Historical Society will present a special opportunity to experience a Panel Discussion and Presentations by our Esteemed former Governors General in its regular “Free Talk” for November 2014.

The rare opportunity will take place on Thursday, November 13, at the Bahamas Historical Society & Museum at #28 Shirley Street and Elizabeth Avenue, beginning at 6:30 p.m.
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The Lucayan Sea: Birthplace of The Modern Americas - Oct 16, 2014 - 2:48:34 PM

Nassau, Bahamas - The public is cordially invited to attend The Bahamas Historical Society's free monthly lecture on Thursday, 16th October, 2014 at 6pm.

The Speaker will be Captain Tellis Bethel, Deputy Commander of RBDF who will be discussing The Lucayan Sea: Birthplace of The Modern Americas

The Society's Museum  is located on Shirley St and Elizabeth Ave.
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Bahamas Historical Society June Update - Jun 25, 2014 - 10:13:13 PM

Nassau, Bahamas -  A Bahamas Historical Society meeting is scheduled for Thursday, June 26, 2014, at 6:00 pm, at the Museum.  Theme “Communicating to Build”. Members, trustees, volunteers, supporters, management team and friends are encouraged to attend.  Parking is at the CIBC North parking lot.

Bahamas Historical Society Annual Luncheon and Fashion Show: The Annual Luncheon fundraiser held on June 14th and was well attended.  Special thanks to Mrs. Clarice Granger and her committee for planning the luncheon and working so hard on that day to ensure that everything went well.  As always, the food was great and there were many door and raffle prizes.  Special thanks to those companies, agencies and individuals who donated  prizes and to our members who solicited and donated prizes.
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Bahamas Historical Society presents, Ken Proudfoot on May 29th - May 23, 2014 - 8:34:49 AM

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Nassau Bahamas - The Bahamas Historical Society presents a talk with Ken Proudfoot on “The Amazing Life and Times of Austin Levy” on
Thursday 29th May at 6pm.

Kenneth Proudfoot, a teacher, author and filmmaker, is currently writing a  documentary  about socially conscious mill man, Austin T. Levy (1880-1951), of  Harrisville, RI. “The  Amazing Life & Times of Austin T. Levy” is the first film in a  projected series of    documentaries about the lives of visionary entrepreneurs.
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Call for Papers: 2014 Journal of The Bahamas Historical Society - Apr 18, 2014 - 7:29:22 PM

The editorial board of the Journal of The Bahamas Historical Society is sending out a call for papers for the 2014 journal. The deadline for submission of articles is June 1, 2014. Following are the requirements for papers:

The subject should be a historical topic on The Bahamas bringing to light new information or a new interpretation of topics of Bahamian interest. Short communications, book reviews, and profiles of Bahamian personalities are also welcome.

The article should be formatted using Chicago style with end-notes rather than footnotes.
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BHS October talk: Anne Lawlor on “Language Migrations: Roots of Bahamian Vernacular” - Oct 18, 2013 - 9:57:06 AM

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Nassau, Bahamas - The Bahamas Historical Society will hold their next talk on Thursday, 24th October at 6pm at the BHS museaum. The speaker is Anne Lawlor who will talk on “Language Migrations: Roots of Bahamian Vernacular.”

Most studies that have looked at the origins of Bahamian Creole English (the vernacular) have focused on the creolized variety imported by the arrival of the Loyalist slaves especially those who inhabited the more remote southern islands in The Bahamas, and without a doubt we have to look at imported Gullah from the Sea Islands as a significant influence on the evolution of what today is called Bahamian Creole English...
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Bahamas Historical Society presents, OAT Turnquest: 40 Years of Independence‏ - Jun 22, 2013 - 10:23:17 AM

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Dear Members and Friends,

Please join us on June 27th, at 6pm at the Bahamas Historical Society museum as we present, OAT Turnquest: 40 Years of Independence.

His Excellency was born in Grants Town, New Providence on July 19, 1929, to the late Robert and Gwendolyn Turnquest.  He was an articled law student in the chambers of the late Hon. A. F. Adderley from 1947 to 1953. Sir Orville Turnquest was called to The Bahamas Bar on June 26, 1953. [He was called to the Inner Bar in January 1993.] He earned a bachelor of laws degree with honours at the University of London between 1957 and 1960 ...
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Bahamas Historical Society: “Language Migrations: Roots of Bahamian Vernacular”: May 30 - May 17, 2013 - 7:59:03 AM

Nassau, Bahamas - The Bahamas Historical Society announced their upcoming talks:

Thursday 30th May 6pm – Anne Lawlor on “Language Migrations: Roots of Bahamian Vernacular”

Florence Laura Anne (Albury) Lawlor was born in Montreal while her father, Paul Albury, was studying dentistry there. She was educated at St Andrews School and then went to study English and French at McGill University. After completing a Post Graduate Diploma in Education at the University of London, she travelled to Spain where she studied Spanish and taught English as a second language...

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Call for Papers 2012 Journal of The Bahamas Historical Society - Apr 12, 2013 - 9:04:16 PM

Includes Upcoming BHS Events!

Nassau, Bahamas - The editorial board of the Journal of The Bahamas Historical Society is sending out a call for papers for the 2012 journal. The deadline for submission of articles is June 1, 2012. Following are the requirements for papers:

The subject should be a historical topic on The Bahamas bringing to light new information or a new interpretation of topics of Bahamian interest.  Short communications, book reviews, and profiles of Bahamian personalities are also welcome...
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Bahamas Historical Society presents, Neville's Island with Claire Simpson - Feb 26, 2013 - 8:22:38 PM

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Nassau, Bahamas - The Bahamas Historical Society is pleased to present a presentation on Neville's Island with
Claire Simpson on Thursday 14th March at 6pm.

Claire Simpson lived on Andros Island during the early 1990s whilst her husband, a Royal Navy officer, was stationed at the AUTEC base.  Always interested in ‘matters historical’ she joined the fledgling Andros Historical Society, meeting Grace Turner in the process.  Her travels on the island made her aware of the attempts of the Chamberlain family to set up a sisal plantation at Mastic Point in the late 1890s.  On her return to the UK she moved to Birmingham, England...
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Next BHS Talk: An Illustrated Review of Bahamian Books Printed Before 1960 - Feb 19, 2013 - 5:50:57 PM

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Nassau, Bahamas - The Bahamas Historical Society's next talk will be on Thursday, 21st February, 2013 at 6pm at the museum and our guest speaker will be " An Illustrated Review of Bahamian Books Printed Before 1960" with Neil Sealey.

An examination of the value of early books about the Bahamas. Mainly non-fiction works written by visitors or short-term residents, but including some local stories. The current availability and price is discussed, as is the recent trend to publish cheap print-on-demand facsimiles of old books.

The value of the books is reviewed in terms of their factual content and impressions of the economic state and social conditions of the islands. Many books were...
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BHS Talk: The Cloisters and its Medieval Origins - Jan 23, 2013 - 10:26:04 PM

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Nassau, Bahamas - The Bahamas Historical Society is pleased to announce the visit of a distinguished academic to speak at the BHS museum on the corner of Shirley Street and Elizabeth Avenue on Thursday, 31st January at 6 pm.

The talk by William T Whobrey, PhD who is an Associate Director German & Medieval studies, Yale University is titled: The Cloisters and its Medieval Origins.

Since 1962, Paradise Island has been home to one of the oldest European structures in the New World – the Cloisters. This edifice has become a Bahamian icon...
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Prime Minister Christie Prime accepts a copy of the book "The History of The Bahamas in Pictures" - Nov 29, 2012 - 9:09:42 PM
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Nassau, Bahamas - Prime Minister the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie brings remarks during the Book Launch at The Bahamas Historical Society Museum,  Thursday November 29th.

A depiction of Bahamian history was painted on several screens by the English-born artist Diana B. L. Pullinger over fifty years ago. Originally owned by the memorable Nassau Shop on Bay Street, it was later donated to the Bahamas Historical Society.  Diana Pullinger befriended members of the Erickson family who had a home...

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Bahamas Historical Society publishes, “The History of The Bahamas in Pictures” - Nov 27, 2012 - 1:50:26 PM

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The Bahamas Historical Society is pleased to announce the publication of the new book : “The History of The Bahamas in Pictures”. A Launch is set for Thursday, November 29th at 6pm at the Museum.

A depiction of Bahamian history was painted on several screens by the English-born artist Diana B. L. Pullinger over fifty years ago. Originally owned by the memorable Nassau Shop on Bay Street, it was later donated to the Bahamas Historical Society.  Diana Pullinger befriended members of the Erickson family who had a home in Nassau and owned a salt-operation in Inagua, the West Indian Chemicals Ltd.  Through her friendship with the Ericksons, she visited Nassau and other ...
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Satisfying our historical curiousity - Oct 5, 2012 - 1:13:03 PM

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Nassau, Bahamas - I have been looking for this image for a long time after finding the following letters some years ago in A SHORT HISTORY OF ST. MATTHEW'S CHURCH On the occasion of the Church's 180 Anniversary By C. SEIGHBERT RUSSELL:

On November 8th, 1850 The following letter from the HON. JOHN COOKE was laid before the Vestry:

Sir, I have to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of yesterday acquainting me that the Vestry of St. Matthew's Parish have received the sanction of His Excellency the Governor in Council to hire the premises ...
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Nassau Historical Society holds AGM and elects new officers - Apr 26, 2012 - 6:39:25 PM

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Nassau, Bahamas - The Nassau Historical Society held their Annual General Meeting last week and a  slate of officers were elected.  Continuing as president is Jim Lawlor with 1st vice president, Stephen Aranha and 2nd vice president, Dr. Vernal Allen.

Find the list of new officers enclosed, as well as video links to the
last presentation by Eric Wiberg on U Boats in The Bahamas and the Bermuda Triangle.


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