Friends of the Harris Museum Group celebrates 40 years
This week the Friends of the Harris Museum celebrated their 40th birthday with a little help from the Mayor of Preston, councillor Bobby Cartwright.
As part of the Annual General Meeting of the group the Mayor came for a slice of cake and to hear what is planned at the museum over the coming months.
Four new exhibitions will be opened from July including a section dedicated to ‘Women of Substance’.
This will include tales of the free buffet which was set up in WW1 and re-started in WW2 to give refreshment to servicemen and women passing through Preston train station – as featured in one of the Preston Passion stories.
Another display will be around the Pedder Dolls’ House and tell of a banking scandal which surrounding the once prominent family.
An exhibition will also feature Henry Hunt, a former MP of Preston and a campaigner for civil rights, repeal of the corn laws and other important reforms.
The Friends of the Harris group also held a raffle and hope to enjoy another 40 years of supporting the Museum & Art Gallery.
- 13th, April 2012
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