Museum asks for public help with new exhibition

Posted on: 22 February 2017

The Museum of Barnstaple and North Devon is appealing for the public to come forward with stories and objects related to being “Hatched, Matched and Dispatched”.

A new exhibition, which is being held this summer, aims to tell the history of local people through these important life stages. So they are asking people to loan the following items for display:

  • Christening gowns
  • Wedding dresses
  • Gifts or keepsakes
  • Photographs
  • Newspaper articles
  • Something old, new, borrowed or blue

They are also looking for people to volunteer to tell their own hatched, matched or dispatched stories to others as part of an oral history.

Councillor Dick Jones, Executive Member for Arts, Leisure and Culture says, “The new exhibition will show the important milestones of birth, marriage and death through the eyes of local people.  If you would like to share your family history, please do contact the museum about any relevant items that you would be happy to loan for this exhibition.”

The exhibition is hoped to be featured in the new social history gallery which is part of the planned extension and will run from 22 July to 9 September.  For more information, please call 01271 346747.

The Museum is open Monday to Saturday 10.00am – 4.00pm until 27 March (10.00am-5.00pm from 27 March to 31 October) with free admission.  Follow their Facebook page for more information about upcoming events.

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