Starting tomorrow, we’ll begin the countdown to our upcoming exhibition – At Home in WWI (Sat. 19 July, 1-4pm, Georgian House Hotel, Ashbourne Rd., Derby), providing a taster of what will feature in the displays.
We’ll arrange the exhibits around several themes, through which we’ll explore experiences and conditions in Derby at the outbreak of the ‘Great War’, with a particular emphasis on the home.
Material culture – including local archaeological ‘finds’ – will be used to illustrate the domestic environment of industrial workers at this time, and to consider effects of social and cultural change, and of technological and economical developments leading up to and at the start of war upon housing and household ‘things’, integrating information on local involvement in the war,
We hope that you will be able to join us at the exhibition (which has free entry, and family activities): it’s a lovely venue (and we thank the hotel for graciously and very kindly allowing us use of their function room), with a smashing beer garden, car parking, and tasty ales from Mr Grundy’s Tavern next door.
But if distance or commitments etc. prevent dropping in, we intend to put some of the exhibits online after the event, so please check back at the end of the month – beginning of August, to see what we’ve been up to.