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Festival offers chance to celebrate Staffordshire’s history

September sees the start of a major history festival across the county.

 Staffordshire’s Libraries, Arts, Archives and Heritage services will be taking part in a two month celebration of local and family history and the county’s cultural heritage.

Local people can choose from over 90 events, activities, exhibitions and other opportunities to engage with Staffordshire’s history and heritage.

County Councillor and Cabinet Member for Communities and the Environment Gill Heath said:

The aim of this two-month celebration is to help people discover the fascinating stories about the places where they live.

The Staffordshire History Festival is all about bringing local and family history and the county’s culture alive.

 So whether you’re interested in finding out about your family tree, your community’s history, the vast range of historical documents held in the county, or events and exhibitions to commemorate the First World War, there’s definitely something for you during the Staffordshire History Festival.”

Local artist Hannah Reynolds at a Tolkien in Staffordshire Exhibition craft workshop with the Molland Family at Codsall Library

Local artist Hannah Reynolds at a Tolkien in Staffordshire Exhibition craft workshop with the Molland Family at Codsall Library

 

Titanic historian and presenter Andrew Lound

Titanic historian and presenter Andrew Lound

 

The grave of Freda, the ‘Anzac Puppy’ with local WW1 historian and reenactor Brett Harrison

The grave of Freda, the ‘Anzac Puppy’ with local WW1 historian and reenactor Brett Harrison

Contact your local library for details of events in your area, or visit www.staffordshire.gov.uk/libraries

Please note that places at some events may be limited, therefore advance booking by contacting the venue is essential.

You can keep up to date with the Staffordshire History Festival by visiting the Staffordshire Libraries Facebook page at www.facebook.com/staffordshirelibraries  or on Twitter at www.twitter.com/StaffsLibraries @StaffsLibraries, where you can find regular updates and events listings using the hashtag #StaffsHistoryFestival.

You can find out more about Staffordshire’s Great War experience or look at details of commemorations in Staffordshire at www.staffordshiregreatwar.com 

 

For information about the Archive Service’s collections, services and events, please visit www.staffordshire.gov.uk/leisure/archives 

 

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