A Day In 1914 – Tullie House Museum Seeks Local Volunteer Researchers

Crosby Ravensworth Parish Archive

Crosby Ravensworth Parish Archive

Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery is currently recruiting volunteers across Cumbria for an ambitious new project running from October to December this year.

Mary Ferguson explains the A day in 1914 project, “We’re looking for volunteers to research daily life and industry in Cumbria 100 years ago and respond creatively, documenting 24 hours across the county in 1914. A day in 1914 will be published online, alongside a contemporary timeline charting life in the county today. Highlights of the 1914 project will be showcased at an exhibition in Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery at the end of November.”

 

She says “If you’re interested in taking part in a county-wide project that links 1914 with contemporary life in Cumbria, this could be the opportunity for you.

 

You’ll need to commit one day a week for eight weeks. In return, you’ll receive training at local museums, libraries and archives. You’ll get the chance to develop and use your historical research skills, learn how to digitise artefacts and inspire others by sharing your findings in creative ways.

 

Visit http://treasuresofcumbria.org.uk/article/a-day-in-1914 or contact Mary Ferguson, project coordinator on 01228 618778 / mary.ferguson@tulliehouse.org for more information.

 

Mary Ferguson

Treasures of Cumbria Co-ordinator

Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery Trust Limited

Castle Street, Carlisle CA3 8TP

 

mary.ferguson@tulliehouse.org

Mob: 07557 414309  Tel: 01228 618778

 

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