Cornwall Museums Group meeting

The next Cornwall Museums Group (CMG) meeting will take place on Wednesday 13 December at Truro Community Library. The agenda will include a presentation from Liz Shepherd at Royal Cornwall Museum about their work on the Memory Bites project and a short workshop with Helena Jaeschke, South West Museum Development, Conservation Development Officer on Putting your museum to bed for the winter.

Join us for a festive, fun-packed meeting. It is free to attend, but as places are limited, booking is required.

Truro Cathedral have kindly invited the group to join them after the meeting for a guided tour.

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Grand Family History Day 2018

Invitation to take part at the Grand Family History Day 2018, organised by South East Cornwall Museums Forum.

You are invited to take a table top stall at the Grand Family History Day on Saturday 2nd June 2018 at Liskeard Public Hall.

This will be the third of these events that have become very successful, and have a growing audience. It offers the opportunity reach more than 200 visitors who come to learn about family history research and related heritage.

The event will be free for visitors and open to the public between 10am – 3pm (earlier access is available to set up displays). Liskeard Public Hall offers free Wi-Fi and the refreshment room will be open all day. There is no charge for tables, but a very small change may be required to cover joint insurance.

Publicity for the event is already underway; online, Family History Society magazines, newsletters, newspapers, radio, television, announcements at meetings of interested groups, posters and through social media; Face Book, Twitter etc. We do not mind how large or how small the group is, we just want enthusiastic organisers and volunteers to join us, network together and have a brilliant day, as well as assisting all our visitors.

This offer is open to representatives from Museums, Local Archives, Research Centres, Local History Groups, Family History Groups, Libraries, U3a Groups (Family History) Or anyone who is able to assist visitors in tracing their family trees, Researching their properties or land etc.

To get involved please contact Lizzy Sharpe-Asprey or Gerry Sweet as soon as possible to be included in the publicity.

Lizzy; Saltash Heritage Museum, 17 Lower Fore Street, Saltash / Gerry; Elliott’s Store, Lower Fore Street, Saltash, or Liskeard Museum, Pike Street, Liskeard