How To Guide for History in the Archives

Sunday 28th March, 5:00 pm - 6:15 pm. Free tickets for Online Zoom illustrated talk by Helen Weinstein, Public Historian and Director of HistoryWorks. BookYour Free Place for Zoom Talk via Eventbrite: https://historyworksatcambridgefestival.eventbrite.co.uk
 
In this illustrated talk Helen Weinstein, Public Historian & Director of HistoryWorks, will be introducing a wide range of local history sources and their stories from the Area known as 'Sturton Town' in Victorian times which is located just off Mill Road in Cambridge covering Gwydir, Kingston, Sturton, Sleaford, Hooper & Ainsworth Streets. Based on her recent research Helen will be sharing the stories of Resident occupations from the census in Victorian times and revealing sources in the Archives & material objects in the Museum of Cambridge.  Helen will show participants how to find out about properties and the environment of Victorian Cambridge using well known sources like the 1891 census and the trade directories, sharing examples of the range of stories in newspaper and photography archives at the Cambridgeshire Collection.  Helen also has considerable experience of maps and manuscript sources, and will show histories revealed when you dig deeper into the Cambridgeshire Archives with fascinating stories about the allotments, commons and parks, public health and sanitation, pub and brewery licensing, workhouse and charitable committees to illuminate the hidden histories of individual Victorian streets and their residents.

Q&A 

The talk will be hosted by Lucy Walker, Chair of Trustees at the Museum of Cambridge; and Helen & Lucy invite you to ask questions in response to the talk, as well as to share photos, objects or paperwork you’ve found associated with your own house history!

Donations

The Museum of Cambridge is in need of your help. This event is free to attend, but we’d be so grateful if you can offer a donation of any size to support us to secure our future. Once you have secured your ticket via Eventbrite, you can donate to the museum here.

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View Helen Weinstein's tour of Sturton Town local history film:

If you wish to view an introductory film with a tour of the local history of Sturton Town, presented and produced by Helen Weinstein, see: https://vimeo.com/450904312

LINK TO MUSEUM OF CAMBRIDGE ARTEFACTS & 'FORGE' EXHIBITION ONLINE:

This event partners the Museum of Cambridge where Helen Weinstein has co-curated an Exhibition called "Forge" alongside local residents in Sturton Town led by Artist in Resident at IronWorks, Hilary Cox Condron; which we invite Cambridge Residents to view online at our exhibition website here: http://resonance-cambridge.co.uk/forge/

To see the events at the University of Cambirdge's 'Festival of Cambridge' running from 26th March to 4th April please go to: 

https://www.festival.cam.ac.uk/

How To Guide for History in the Archives

 

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