Next Meeting – Our
October meeting is scheduled for October 30th, 2008, at 6:00 pm:
"Personal Recollections of the Nightlife ‘Over-the-Hill’
in Days Gone By"
The Bahamas Historical Society is very proud to
host this special evening with a true true legend of Bahamian entertainment.
P.S.: Did you know that in 1964, Peanuts starred on the U.S. American
TV show I’ve Got A Secret?
Museum of the Bahamas Historical Society – Shirley
Street & Elizabeth Avenue
Thursday, October 30th, 2008, 6:00 pm – This presentation
is free of charge.
Meeting – The Bahamas Historical Society would like to
thank Mr. Doug Shephard of the Lighthouse Museum for having us over last
month. Members and guests alike enjoyed the visit to this museum, outside
of the busy hours of a downtown day, and listened with great interest
to the history of our lighthouses and the preservation work of the Lighthouse
Society. Thank you also to Ms. Andrea Major of the AMMC for this photograph
of the evening.
Did you recognise it? – In last
month’s newsletter, we showed you this photograph of a Nassau street corner. For those who did not recognise
it: it was the corner of Dowdeswell Street and Christie Street. Judging
by the feedback we got for this photo, I am guess we hit a nerve. A big
“thank you” to June Maura, who provided us with the following
information on the missing building: Until some time in August, there used
to be a very pretty Bahamian-style house there; sadly the owners let it
The house used to be the home of the Smith
Family. Jack Smith served as Chief Clerk of the House of Assembly for
many years; his wife inherited the house and sold it. There were at least
four sisters, but they are all deceased.
You may recall the small shop on the south-west
corner of Bay and Christie Streets - now painted grey. That used to be
Smith's Meat Market.