The Portuguese community in Bermuda is set to take center stage as the National Museum of Bermuda and the Portuguese Cultural Association of Bermuda join forces with StoryCenter on a digital workshop project to preserve their enduring legacies. The collaboration is part of the celebration of the 175th anniversary of the first Portuguese immigrants to the island.
Unraveling 175 Years of Portuguese Stories
The project, which will run from February to March, aims to collect stories and experiences from Bermuda's Portuguese community. Participants will be guided in crafting and sharing their personal histories through digital stories, which will be preserved in the museum archives. This endeavor will not only commemorate the anniversary but also highlight the significant contributions of the Portuguese community to Bermuda's cultural fabric.
The Art of Storytelling: A Digital Approach
The workshop, open to ten individuals aged 18 and older, will take place on six consecutive Sunday evenings, starting on February 21. Participants must be proficient in conversational English and have access to a computer and internet. They will be mentored in the art of digital storytelling, learning to weave their narratives using images, voiceovers, and music.
Preserving Heritage: A Collaborative Effort
The collaboration between the National Museum of Bermuda, the Portuguese Cultural Association of Bermuda, and StoryCenter underscores the importance of preserving cultural heritage. By working together, these organizations aim to ensure that the stories and experiences of the Portuguese community are not lost to time. The project will enrich the museum's archives and provide a valuable resource for future generations.
As we stand on the brink of this exciting project, the Portuguese community in Bermuda prepares to share their stories, adding another layer to the island's rich tapestry of history and culture. This collaboration is more than a celebration; it is an act of preservation, a testament to the enduring legacies of the Portuguese community in Bermuda.
Important Dates: Workshop starts on February 21, 2024.
For more information or to register, interested individuals can visit the website of the National Museum of Bermuda or the Portuguese Cultural Association of Bermuda.
In this digital age, storytelling has evolved, yet its essence remains the same. It is through stories that we understand our past, navigate our present, and shape our future. The Portuguese community in Bermuda is ready to add their voices to this ongoing narrative, and the world is all ears.