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Enterprise Black Heritage Exhibit

Now until Mar 31, 2020


Bermuda National Library
13 Queen St, Hamilton | View Map


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Now until Mar 31, 2020

Discover the inspirational story of freedom behind the striking Chesley Trott sculpture at Barr's Bay Park. For a limited time, the Bermuda National Library hosts an exhibit of rare artefacts and 200 years of history.

The exhibit tells the story of the Enterprise, an American ship that arrived out here in 1835 after a storm threw it off-course. There were 78 enslaved people aboard.  However, Emancipation arrived in Bermuda ahead of the Enterprise and that important chronological fact led to a precedent-setting court ruling which changed the course of history in the United States.

It's a must-see exhibit during US Black History Month, or at any time. Available daily, except Sunday, 10am to 5pm.

Jointly sponsored by the Bermuda Tourism Authority and the Bermuda Government Department of Libraries and Archives.




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