Posted on Friday 24th August 2018
Staffordshire History Festival
Staffordshire History Festival Events in September and October
September sees the start of the Staffordshire History Festival across Staffordshire Libraries and Arts, Archives and Museums – a two-month celebration of our local history and cultural heritage in Staffordshire. There will be a range of events, activities, exhibitions and other opportunities to engage with our glorious past.
Whether you’re interested in finding out about your family tree, your community’s history, the vast range of historical documents held in the County, or events and exhibitions to commemorate the centenary of the end of the First World War, there will be something for you during the Staffordshire History Festival.
Choose from over 140 events run or hosted by Staffordshire’s Libraries, Arts, Archives and Heritage services. Exhibitions and stock displays, talks, history walks, history and heritage open days, family history sessions and activities for children will be running throughout September and October.
For all general local studies interest, our libraries hold a range of useful material, such as newspapers, trade directories and parish registers. A few libraries have collections of local photographs.
Library members also have free access at all library computers to Ancestry Library Edition, a top genealogy resource, Find My Past and NewsBank. Find out more on our local and family history page.
Staffordshire County Council Libraries Chief, Gill Heath says:
“It’s great to see Staffordshire Libraries offering so many interesting events for the Staffordshire History Festival. The aim of this two-month celebration is to bring local and family history and culture alive and to help people discover the fascinating stories about the places where they live and show everyone how important libraries are in helping people on this journey of discovery. For many of us, the local library is our best gateway to learning more about local history and culture.”
Contact your local library for details of events in your area, or view online at our library pages.
Also be sure to keep an eye on the Staffordshire Libraries Facebook Page and Twitter @StaffsLibraries for regular updates and events listings with the hashtag #SHF2018
You can find out more about Staffordshire’s Great War experience or look at details of commemorations in Staffordshire and latest news at the Staffordshire Great War website. There is also a Staffs Great War Facebook page and Twitter @StaffsGreatWar.
Go to our archives pages for information about the Archives Service’s in-depth collections and events.
Please note that places at some events may be limited, therefore advance booking by contacting the venue is essential.
Staffordshire History Festival Programmes