"The Colourful History of The Bahamas," is the next talk at BHS
By Jim Lawlor, BHS
Feb 16, 2016 - 11:34:50 PM
Nassau, New Providence - On
Thursday 25th February at 6pm Allan Murray will present his new
book,"The Colourful History of The Bahamas" during the next Bahamas
Historical Society Talk.
Allan’s first book Bahamian History Highlights has been available to the public since 1999 and has served as a standard text in schools throughout The Bahamas. The new book is designed primarily for visitors to The Bahamas this presentation illustrates the broad sweep of our colourful history while providing a reminder of many interesting characters that came to the islands in the past. As such it is can be of value for the purposes of both education and entertainment.
Allan came to Nassau in 1971 and was head of history at St. Andrew’s School for over 40 years.
As staff supervisor of the St. Andrew’s School Historical Society he produced sound and light presentations in the school auditorium of Pirates in The Bahamas (1987), Columbus in The Bahamas (1992) and A Pageant of Bahamian History (1997). In addition to a slide show these productions included re-enactments, by staff and students of the High School, of significant events. The Pageant was later performed at the Bahamas Historical Society Headquarters.
Allan will have books available.
The Bahamas Historical Society (BHS)
a non-profit organization dedicated to stimulating interest in Bahamian
History and to the collection and preservation of material relating
thereto. Its Headquarters, the former IODE Hall, was a gift from the
Imperial Order of the Daughters of the Empire (IODE). BHS is on Shirley
Street and Elizabeth Avenue in Nassau.
(242) 322-4231 weekdays 10:30a.m. to 3:30p.m. Parking for evening events only kindly allowed by CIBC Shirley Street
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