Can you offer Preston museum a piece of Lancashire history?
A newly refurbished museum based in Preston is once again touring Lancashire in search of rare and interesting items to be displayed in its People’s Gallery later in the year.
The Museum of Lancashire will visit fourteen locations across the county as part of its Collecting History Days 2012 tour, with the first date taking place at the museum itself on Stanley Street, Preston on Saturday 5th May.
The aim of the tour is to find items that tell the stories of Lancashire, so age, value or extravagance are not important. Items will not be valued, and donations will not be accepted on the day. Visitors are also asked to only bring items that they would be comfortable loaning to the museum.
Stephen Miller, Community Outreach Officer for the Museum, said: “If you have an item with an interesting story attached and would like to see it displayed in the County museum, then we want to hear from you. Your items don’t have to be valuable, spectacular or even very old; they just have to say something about your life in Lancashire.”
The event on the 5th May will also feature a full day of taster sessions organised by Lancashire Adult Learning, which are completely free and introduce keen historical scholars to subjects such as In and Around Victorian Lancashire, Researching Family History and the Lancashire Witches. These sessions are free for people to attend on the day without advanced booking.
After the event in Preston, the tour will visit libraries in Colne, Nelson, Accrington, Burnley, Clitheroe and Rawtenstall throughout May and June. Please email Stephen Miller for further details about these upcoming events.
The Collecting History Day on Saturday 5th May will take place between 10.30am-4.00pm at the Museum of Lancashire, Stanley Street, Preston.
Image credit: Tony Worrall
- 23rd, April 2012
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