May is Local History Month!!


Scotland has a long-standing Local History Week, organised for many years in March or April by Libraries throughout Scotland, but a few years ago Local History Month came on the scene for the rest of the UK and is now under the auspices of The Historical Association.

The aim of the month is to increase awareness of local history, promote history in general to the local community and encourage all members of the community to participate. Activities happen across the UK and include trips, library exhibitions and local lectures. It is a great way for groups to highlight local history and for local people to get involved.

Each year the event goes from strength to strength, and a searchable database has been created where organisations can register their events. They also have a free poster template, which you can download from the site to use to publicise your event.

More information is available online and in The Historian.

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