Welcome to Folklife and Research
Bermuda boasts a rich, diverse and fascinating Folklife, with roots that stretch back for many centuries. The Department is dedicated to honouring, preserving and studying Bermuda’s remarkable Folklife. Our Digital Folklife Archives section is still in the development phase. Please check back soon.
This feature length film captures and documents the ongoing history of the Bermuda Gombeys, one of Bermuda’s oldest Folklife traditions.
This series of educational materials offers teachers the opportunity to impart rich insights into Bermuda’s fascinating history to students of many ages.
The Historical Heartbeats Lecture Series features a monthly event highlighting our island’s rich historical and cultural heritage, for Bermuda residents and visitors alike.
Older bearers of Bermuda’s cultural traditions connect with a younger generation of learners through this remarkable programme.
Department-sponsored research projects continue to uncover new aspects of and perspectives on Bermuda’s fascinating history.
The Department of Community and Cultural Affairs produces several types of publications, all of which are publicly available.
In 1835, the slave ship "The Enterprise, on its way to America, mistakenly landed in Bermuda with over 70 enslaved adults and children of African and Native American descent. The already emancipated black community in Bermuda fought for their freedom and they were freed. Their descendents are still in Bermuda today
(Mind the Onion Seed, 1979, by Nellie Musson)