Posted: Wednesday 31st October 2018
This November, why not explore your heritage at your local library and Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies
Explore Your Archives month is a national campaign co-ordinated by The National Archives to celebrate the depth and diversity of the collections held in libraries and archives across the UK during November.
There are a variety of events and displays going on in libraries across the county – something for everyone!
There are a number of family events happening across the County. So you can discover the curious cures of Hertfordshire and write own potion recipe or make your own charter with a wax seal.
Have you always thought about researching your family history, but did not know where to start? Harpenden Library are hosting a bookable workshop led by staff from Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies to help you get started. Or are you a family tree detective but unsure how to search for your First World War ancestors? Then book a place at the workshop at Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies.
Why not come and share your memories of Hertford, Hitchin, Welwyn Garden City and Dacorum at our special events during November. Meet the Community Archives website teams and find out how to become a volunteer too!
Visit a library to view some of our interesting displays including Metroland at Rickmansworth Library, That’s Tasty at Buntingford Library, Stitch in Time at Bishop’s Stortford Library and A Dog is for Life at Cheshunt Library.
During November and December, Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies will have an exhibition in the foyer titled Peace in Herts 1918-1919: how the County celebrated the end of the Great War. On 7 November, you can hear Voices of the Great War, a performance of dramatised readings brought together to reflect the experiences of Hertfordshire civilians and servicemen.
To find out more about when and where these events are being held or to book a place go to our events pages or check our Facebook and Twitter pages for more details.