Archive for February, 2009

Half Term Fossil Fun and Japanese Crafts

Wednesday, February 25th, 2009

Hello everyone and welcome to my first entry onto our museum blog!

Last week, whilst the museum was continuing to be emptied in preparation for the arrival of building contractors, I was busy running FREE outreach events to compliment the half term school holidays.  These were held in the Mill Bridge Rooms in Hertford town centre, with the first part of the week focusing on fossils, which was organised in association with Rockwatch, the club for young geologists (http://www.rockwatch.org.uk/). 

Susan Brown from Rockwatch with her wonderful selection of fossils
Susan Brown from Rockwatch with her wonderful selection of fossils

 The second half of the week took a Japanese theme, and was organised by Junko Watanabe, who has been working here at Hertford Museum as part of a volunteer placement since November 2008.   Many thanks to her for all her hard work!  

Anthea our volunteer helps with the jewellery making process

Anthea our volunteer helps with the jewellery making process

How to wrap your books the japanese way, no need for a pastic bag here!

How to wrap your books the Japanese way, no need for a plastic bag here!

But it doesn’t stop there, we will be at the Mill Bridge Rooms again this Saturday 28th February 2009 with activities to celebrate Hina Matsuri, the Japanese Doll Festival.  Come along any time between 10.30 am and 4.00 pm to take part in crafty activities, quizzes, games and dressing up.  Entry and all activities will again be FREE of charge.  It will be lovely to see you there.

Watch this space for details of more event coming up to a hall, community centre or church hall near you over the next year!

Eleanor

A young visitor makes his very own dinosaur!

A young visitor makes his very own dinosaur to take home!

WANTED! Old film of Hertford

Friday, February 20th, 2009

We are searching for old film of the town of Hertford before 1970s.  This will go in our new displays when we re-open in 2010. 

Do you have any you could let us copy and borrow?  We would be very interested to know more.  Please contact us on 01992 582686 or email us blog@hertfordmuseum.org.

Welcome to Hertford Museum’s Blog!

Tuesday, February 17th, 2009

We have set this blog up so that we can keep you up to date with everything that’s happening at Hertford Museum during the development project and beyond!   This includes our outreach events that are taking place around town, as well as a sneaky preview of what will be going on display when the museum re-opens in early 2010. 

Please do check back regularly to look at posts by myself as well as my colleagues Ruth Stratton, Eleanor Payne, Holly Rapley and Connie Taylor.