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The Road to Democracy


  • CHUBB Gallery 15 Woodbourne Ave Pembroke, Pembroke Parish Bermuda (map)

The Bermuda National Trust will mark the 50th anniversary of the first election on the principle of universal adult suffrage with a special exhibition tracing the history of the franchise and the legislature from 1620 to 1968 and its aftermath.

The exhibition at the CHUBB Gallery opens on Tuesday, May 22, 50 years to the day since the 1968 election, and continues until June 7. 

The exhibition presents artefacts and images representing the early days of the legislature, Emancipation, the women's suffrage movement and the drive for the universal adult suffrage and the end of segregation. 

It shows how 1968 marked a watershed, a year that definitively moved Bermuda from a community governed by a small group of mainly white men, to the democratic, pluralist and modern Bermuda we know today.

For more information, contact the Bermuda National Trust at palmetto@bnt.bm or call 236-6483

Later Event: May 30
Alban Bassuet