Highlights of Our Work
Creating a World Heritage Centre
Designed to be the true focal point of the Town, the World Heritage Centre ‘Brings the History’ of St. George’s and Bermuda vividly to life. The Centre is a significant resource for residents and visitors alike housing an audio-visual centre, changing exhibits, educational resources, historically themed book and gift shop. The Centre is also used for historical re-enactments, cultural and community events, docent tours, film showings, and special exhibitions.
Receiving World Heritage Status
In 2000 UNESCO awarded the Historic Town of St. George and its Related Fortifications World Heritage Site status. “The Town of St George, founded in 1612, is an outstanding example of the earliest English urban settlement in the New World. Its associated fortifications graphically illustrate the development of English military engineering from the 17th to the 20th century, being adapted to take account of the development of artillery over this period.”
Restoration of Town Streets
Working with the Government, the Corporation of St. George’s and the utility companies, the Foundation is raising funds to improve and enhance the appearance of some of the Town’s most historic lanes and alleys by undergrounding overhead utility lines, installing period street lighting, laying attractive brick paving stones, and introducing landscaping and shade planting.
Thanks to the Bank of Butterfield Foundation we renovated the Tiger Bay walkway.
We also renovated the World Heritage Plaza thanks to a generous donation from Norwegian Cruise Lines.
Completed restoration projects include:
- Barber’s Alley
- Customs House Square
- Featherbed Alley
- Pilot Darrell’s Square
- Pound Alley
- Smith’s Garden
- Silk Alley
- Taylor’s Alley
- Tiger Bay Walkway
- Blacksmiths Hill
- Water Street
- Church Lane
- Broad Alley
- One Gun Alley
If you would like to sponsor a street restoration please contact us at 441-297-8043 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our goal is to open up the waterfront by extending quays and improving docking facilities to create full pedestrian access along the length of the harbourfront.
This will provide new opportunities for waterfront restaurants and retail attractions including a wide variety of water sports and recreational activities. It will also serve as a venue for local artists, craftspeople and entertainers to showcase their talents.
A ‘Revolving Fund’
This will enable the Foundation to purchase and restore historic properties, which will then be sold to ensure their long-term care and protection.
The achievement of these goals will develop a rejuvenated Town with activity and excitement. A Town you will want to visit time and time again because there will always be new things for you and your family to see, do, learn and discover.