Bookings are now open for a Conference exploring the intriguing origins of the Society which in 2014 will celebrate 170 years since its foundation.
The origins of the Society for Lincolnshire History and Archaeology (SLHA) stretch back to 1844 when Architectural, Ecclesiastical and Archaeological matters quickly developed into prominent themes. Church restoration played a key role during the nineteenth century and archaeological visits and investigations developed in popularity. Over the years as the Society developed, members broadened their interests to include general Lincolnshire history, the collecting of documents, artefacts and drawings.
The conference will reflect on the interests of a selection of members during the Victorian heyday of the Society, the contribution to church restoration in the nineteenth century and the emergence of the Lincolnshire Architectural and Archaeological Society the forerunner of the Society we know today.
The Conference will be held at Horncastle Conference Centre on Saturday 8th February 2014. The cost is £16.00 for members and £20.00 for non-members.
Tea and coffee is included in the price, lunch can be purchased on the day.
For details of speakers and how to book, please contact the Society for Lincolnshire History and Archaeology http://www.slha.org.uk or contact the Office at Jews’ Court, Steep Hill, Lincoln LN2 1LS. Telephone 01522 521337