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DUNBEATH HERITAGE CENTRE CALLS FOR LOCAL HISTORIC ARTEFACTS

2nd May 2014

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· Event part of Festival of Museums weekend 16-18th May
· Seeking photographs, medals, letters or stories relating to World War I or II

Dunbeath Heritage Centre is calling on the people of Caithness to come forward with World War I or II related photographs, medals, letters or stories, to help shape a new exhibition within the centre.

The call out for artefacts is part of the Centre’s involvement with the Festival of Museum. Created and co-ordinated by Museums Galleries Scotland, the Festival sees over 90 events, workshops, exhibitions and performances take place in museums across Scotland, including Caithness, across one weekend in May from 16th-18th.

The Centre is asking that all artefacts are brought along to two sessions being held across the Festival weekend on Friday 16th May from 2pm - 7pm and Sunday 18th May from 2pm - 5pm. The public will be able to discuss their artefacts with the team and inform them of the stories behind them.

Joanne Orr, CEO of Museums Galleries Scotland, said: “Every family knows someone who made a difference in the tumultuous first half of the 20th Century and this is your chance to share and record these memories for future generations. Reproductions of these very precious items will be added to the museum’s exhibition which will run throughout the rest of the year. It’s a fantastic chance to play a part in piecing together your local history!”

A medieval-themed event called Medieval Mayhem - Museum Late will also take place in the Old Town Hall, Thurso on Friday 16th, 7.30pm-11pm for over 18’s only. The event will provide a unique chance to roam the museum in all its glory after hours, with behind-the-scenes guided tours, plus there will be a photo booth on hand to capture you in full Pictish or Viking character! Live music will also be performed.

To find out more about Festival of Museums events and what’s happening across Scotland from 16-18 May, please visit: http://festivalofmuseums.com/

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