More information about the 25yrs celebration competitions.
HEDON MUSEUM has been awarded £2770 to help celebrate the museum`s 25th anniversary.
The money has come from the Small Grants Scheme for independent museums provided by the Humber Museums Partnership , H M P.
We want to show the history of our great town by connecting with our local schools . The museum will be holding a series of competitions. For primary school children there will be a writing competition, for senior school children a design and art competition. For over 16s there will be a photographic event .
Members of the museum will assist schools with curriculum work , visits to the museum as well as running skills tutorials for the use of phone cameras etc`.
Details of the competitions will be released in the near future in the local press
There are several alterations and cancellations to the Heritage Open Days brochure and website.
CREATIVE INSPIRATION is the temporary exhibition upstairs at the museum, featuring ceramics and paintings. Many pieces have been sold so if you`re looking for a special gift come in and have a look.
PHOTOGRAPHER Dale Smith. Photo courtesy of the Smith Family.
Hedon Museum is proud to have the Dale Smith collection available for visitors to see. The Smith family kindly granted permission to Ray Duffill a local photographer and Holderness Gazette Correspondent to copy some of Dale`s photos.
Dale lived in Hedon all of his life and took thousands of photos of local people, events and places. He was also the Holderness Gazette Correspondent for many years. Volume one is entitled “Hedon Views” and volume two is “People of Hedon”. There is also a folder with details of all the photos and visitors are asked to add any comments or information if possible.
If you would like to see the collection please ask the volunteer on duty upstairs at the museum. Please do not eat or drink when viewing the photos and we ask that you do not remove or copy them.
Some of the many items for sale in the shop all at affordable prices
some local interest books
THE PEOPLE of HEDON
There is an emphasis on THE PEOPLE of HEDON , past and present at the museum . The photographs featured show men from Hedon who fought in world wars 1 and 2 . HEROES ALL.
We need your help.
Hedon Museum reopens on Saturday 22nd May and in September celebrates 25 years of being open to the public. It can only remain open with continued support from the public as it does not receive any funding, relying on donations, shop sales etc. You can become a member of Hedon Museum Society at a cost of £10 per year or £18 per couple and receive a regular newsletter plus 2 outings. Of course it can not open at all without volunteers. If you can give visitors a warm , friendly welcome and spare 3 hours a month, you are just what the Museum is looking for. You do not need a knowledge of Hedon as there will always be an experienced volunteer on duty with you .Due to the average age of volunteers and the effects that Covid has had on them, new volunteers are needed immediately including 3 new committee members, one of which would be treasurer. If you are interested please phone 01482 890908 and leave a message or 890603. Thank you.