BERMUDA’S 400th ANNIVERSARY
STERLING SILVER BERMUDA ICONS
Bermuda is celebrating its 400th Birthday in 2009 in a year-long event Celebrating Bermuda and Her People.
In 1609, the Sea Venture, the flagship of the second expedition sent to America under the command of Admiral Sir George Somers was wrecked off Bermuda during a violent storm (providing the theme of Shakespeare’s Tempest). The subsequent rescue a year later of the Jamestown colony in Virginia by its survivors is one of the important stories of the western world.
Over the past four centuries, Bermuda has evolved into a diverse multi-ethnic and multi-cultural community. This anniversary honors the Bermuda people, the culture, and the events that have helped to build Bermuda over the past 400 years and make it what it is today.