‘PAST and PRESENT’ at Caistor Arts and Heritage Centre

The Society for Lincolnshire History and Archaeology (SLHA) is delighted to announce that their touring exhibition ‘Past and Present – Celebrating 170 years of the Society for Lincolnshire History and Archaeology’ will be on display at Caistor Arts and Heritage Centre from the 2nd December. The exhibition is part of an exciting year-long project called ‘Past and Present’ which runs until April 2015 and includes a variety of events and activities designed to encourage interest and enjoyment in the Cultural Heritage of Lincolnshire from the Humber to the Wash.

The well-illustrated display includes themes such as ‘Farming Traditions’ to ‘Ways of Working’ which looks at how many traditional trades and skills have sadly disappeared from the county, in addition to ‘Taking the Measure’ which focuses on recording our past. Archaeology is an important aspect of our heritage as is our role as ‘History Detectives’ which can involve piecing together many forms of evidence to find out more about people in the past lived and worked.

Events and activities at Caistor Arts and Heritage Centre will include a free ‘History Detectives Trail’ for younger visitors complete with the opportunity to win a prize, plus a daytime talk on Country Houses of Lincolnshire, not to mention a Seasonal Quiz and ‘Crafty Romans’, a fun-packed activity day for all the family. There will be Sunday afternoon event of traditional folk-lore, music and song on the 14th December and more! For further details about the events and how to book, please call into the Centre or visit www.slha.org.uk

The exhibition will be on show in Caistor until the 3rd January 2015. The Centre is open most days, please ring and check opening times 01472 851605 . Admission to the display is free although there may be just a small charge for some events. The Centre hosts a popular coffee shop and Library.

The Society (SLHA) is a county wide organisation that seeks to study, record and encourage enjoyment in the rich cultural heritage of the historic county of Lincolnshire from the Humber to the Wash. The office and well-stocked bookshop is based in Jews’ Court, on Steep Hill in Lincoln. The foundations of the Society date back to 1844 and the organisation continues to run a lively and engaging programme of talks, conferences, visits, publishing and activities that take place around the county.

The SLHA was awarded a Sharing Heritage Award from the Heritage Lottery Fund to develop the project. The award is from the Sharing Heritage Programme, designed to help people across the UK explore, conserve and share all aspects of the history and character of their local area. If you are interested in the history and heritage of Lincolnshire and enjoy activities and events, then do come along and visit the Centre and see the exhibition. Caistor Arts and Heritage Centre, 28 Plough Hill, Caistor LN7 6LZ and the SLHA look forward to welcoming you!

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