Activities to enjoy as part of the Know Your Place festival.
How well do you Know Your Place? Pit your wits against teams from across the borough in a local history-based quiz hosted by Jane Baxter.
There will be 12 teams of six. Book as a team or individually – individuals will be grouped into teams. Prizes for the winning team.
Suitable for 18 years and over.
Just what happens when a document is deposited in an archive? How do archives work and what goes on behind-the-scenes? This workshop will shed light on the things that archivists do and will explain why archivists do them.
Have you ever been curious about the people who lived in your house before you or what your house looked like originally? Join Heritage Assistant, Lara Bond, in a workshop designed to guide you through the resources available in the Richmond upon Thames Local Studies Library and Archive.
Members of Richmond Archaeological Society will be bringing along some interesting archaeological and historical artefacts for members of the public to see and handle. This is an opportunity to see at close hand and discuss objects only usually seen in museum glass cases. You are welcome to bring along found objects for identification.
Another chance to join Jane Baxter, Local Studies Manager, as she reveals more of the hidden gems of the Local Studies Library and Archive.
A panel of local historians (Mike Cherry, Ed Harris, Ken Howe and John Sheaf) representing the former Borough of Twickenham will be on hand to do their best to answer any questions about the history of Twickenham, Whitton, Teddington and The Hamptons, or to identify associated photographs, artefacts and ephemera.
As part of the ‘Follow the Drum 2014 – 18’ programme Local Studies Assistant Patricia Moloney considers families at war and the development of recruiting drives during WW1. A variety of sources are explored, bringing new insight to long forgotten thoughts, fears and feelings expressed at a critical historical moment. Are we ready to play a part in taking these life stories forward with us in our own lives today?
This talk will be repeated:
In the bi-centenary year of his birth discover more about the pre-eminent Victorian botanist, Joseph Dalton Hooker (1817-1911) who was a prolific plant hunter and explorer, friend and scientific confidant of Charles Darwin. He rose to the pinnacle of the scientific world as President of the Royal Society and Director of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew from where he oversaw a vast botanical empire stretching far beyond the Thames-side gardens here in Richmond.
Kew Gardens archive staff will host the visit behind the scenes in the archive and there will be a talk centred on a display of historic material from our art and archive collections, including field sketches of beautiful flora, expedition journals from as far afield as the Himalayas and Antarctica, correspondence with Charles Darwin and much more.
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Updated: 3 July 2017