News Release: HAMILTON, Bermuda – On Thursday, April 21, Minister of Education, Diallo Rabain joined the Department of Libraries and Archives to celebrate the launching of Preservation Week.

Minister Rabain was presented with historical documents tied to the ship The Rover, which mostly sailed between Boston and the West Indies that was captured by a Bermudian Privateer in 1798.  The papers presented by Mrs Antoinette Butz and her son Ken Butz were donated to the Bermuda Archives, contributing to records of Bermuda’s maritime exploits.

The Department of Libraries & Archives will celebrate Preservation Week from April 24th – 30th and encourages all Bermudians to think about preserving their family history and records.

The Department will have a selection of previously broadcasted webinars available throughout the week to educate individuals on preservation processes and techniques.

Anyone interested in these webinars can contact

Topics include:

  • Mold Prevention and Remediation (2010) (Podcast)
  • Accidents Happen: Saving and Protecting Family Treasures (2011)
  • Preserving Scrapbooks (2014)
  • Low-Cost Ways to Preserve Family Archives (2014)
  • Caring for Your Textiles (2017)
  • Preserving Family Recipes (2018)
  • Preserving Your Family History (2019
  • Using Oral History to Tell Your Family Stories (2020)

Top Feature Photo Attendees left to right: Mrs Antoinette Butz; Minister Rabain; Mr Ken Butz; Joanne Brangman, Director; Mr Mandellas Lightbourne, Archivist