Fall Lecture Series: "Hot Water to Cold War: US-Bermuda Relations, 1610 - 1995"

September 15 - 19, 2016, 7pm
The Mariners' Museum and Park
100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606
United States


  • Tickets: $$5

Presented by Dr. Edward Harris As two of the earliest British colonies in the Americas, Bermuda and the incipient United States have been joined in an historic mosaic since 1610, when supplies from the island saved the starving colonists at Jamestown, Virginia. This talk will present some of the historical highlights of the four-century relationship between tiny Bermuda and what became the United States, 600 miles to the east. Dr. Edward Harris was born and raised in Bermuda and, since 1980, has served as director of what is now the National Museum of Bermuda. He was educated at Columbia University and University College London. His archaeological work has led the field for almost 40 years, and in 2001 he was appointed as an MBE (Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) by Queen Elizabeth II.