Posted on Thursday 8th September 2011
We hope that you've had a nice relaxing summer, and that your "little grey cells" are ready to be put through their paces this autumn! If so, then the new Archive Service’s events programme should provide you with some ideas, with a range of events from September through to November.
On Saturday 17 September the Lichfield Record Office will be throwing open its doors for a exhibition of the Treasures of the Lichfield Record Office, which will including records from various sporting organisations, to fit in with the theme of the Lichfield Heritage Weekend. There will also be an oppportunity to go on a behind-the-scenes tour.
Due to popular demand we will be re-running our introductory course on researching local and community history, A Sense of Place, this time at Stoke on Trent City Archives between Tuesday 4 October and Wednesday 23 November. The course consists of eight weekly sessions led by members of the Archive Service staff.
Our friends at FoSSA, the Friends of the Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Archive Service, have arranged a visit by Dr Nick Barratt, the well-known genealogical researcher and tv presenter, who will give a talk entitled Archives, Personal Heritage and the New Media in the 21st Century. the event will take place at the North Staffordshire Conference Centre, Hartshill, Stoke on Trent, on Monday 17 October. Please ensure that you get your ticket in advance from the FoSSA Events Secretary. See the FoSSA web page for full details.
Correspondence can give revealing insights into people's lives. This year's study day run in association with the Victoria County History - Staffordshire Lives seen through Letters - takes a look at this fascinating resource. Join us on Saturday 22 October at Staffordshire Record Office.
Finally, running throughout the autumn, our free travelling exhibition, Out of Darkness - Writing the Map of Anglo-Saxon Staeffordscire, continues to Tamworth, Burton, Leek and Biddulph Libraries. Why not take a look when it visits your locality, and see what other services your local library has to offer?
For full details of all forthcoming events, including locations, times, and ticket availability (where appropriate), through to the end of December, please see our events programme page.