Talks | Family Activities | Local Heritage Projects | Learning Online
The first time our annual museum event takes place online, we invite you to enjoy talks, activities and find out about the varied work taking place throughout Nottinghamshire by local history, heritage and archaeology societies, community groups, archaeological units and museums.
Suitable for everyone including those with a general interest, people taking part in historical and archaeological work, and anyone wanting to escape into the past for a day.
Over the past seven years, almost 60 different community groups and organisations have joined us to display and explain their exciting work. They have been joined by museums, archaeological units, universities, experimental archaeologists, reenactors, musicians and craftmakers, bringing their expertise, insights and fantastic displays and activities.
You will find an introduction to some of this year’s work online. While current global events mean that this year’s festival is a little different, we are grateful to everyone who has contributed and hope to welcome back old friends and new next year.
Moving forward we want to continue to increase the number of community groups, societies and organisations taking part to ensure that the Festival reflects the broadest diversity of people and histories in the region. We will be reaching out and would also welcome people getting in touch.
We hope you enjoy the Festival."
Dr. Clare Pickersgill
Keeper, University of Nottingham Museum
To read Clare's full reflections on the festival and its 7 year history, read her blog.
Hello to everyone taking the time to look and listen to the brilliant online talks, presentations and resources that have been made available here as part of the 7th Nottinghamshire History and Archaeology day. It obviously goes without saying that, due to the Coronavirus outbreak, we are living through testing times. However, the spirit of innovation and collaboration that we have all needed to get through lockdown, is truly evidenced by the range of subjects and topics within the talks I now have the pleasure to introduce.
The series of talks for this year's festival have been contributed by Hannah O'Regan, Kathryn Steeson, Bob Massey, myself and the Manuscripts & Special Collections team. I hope you enjoy and let’s hope that next year we can all experience them in person.
Dr. Gareth Davies, MCIfA
Trent & Peak Archaeology, Nottingham
To read Gareth's full reflections on this year's series of talks, read his blog.