Scarborough Library is creating a pop-up museum for a day on Saturday 14 June 2014 so visitors can bring their own treasures for examination and also delve into a whole range of resources and consult the experts.
Visitors will have the opportunity to find out about Scarborough history by looking at exhibits of the Scarborough Museums Trust, exploring the collections in the Scarborough library archives and by meeting officers from the Scarborough Maritime Heritage Museum. But they are also being asked to add to the exhibits from established archives on show by bringing in First World War memorabilia from home – medals or photographs or other items – that will be part of the pop-up museum for the day and for the week following.
In addition the library is hoping to establish a Scarborough community book so people will be invited to write down family stories that have been passed on through the years and that they wish to share.
Family history enthusiasts can also explore their family tree with the East Yorkshire Family History Society.
Residents who have ever found rocks and fossils on a walk or some pottery in the garden and who have wondered where it came from and how old it is, are invited to bring their finds along for scrutiny by the Scarborough Archaeological and Historical Society. For would-be archaeologists there is also the chance to have a go at unearthing finds in a fun activity.
If anybody is moved to creative writing by all this historical stimulation on the day, Scarborough poetry workshop will be on hand to chat about poems and poetry.
There will also be a chance to have a go at war games in the WW1 gaming room, enter into a free prize draw and win a mystery prize.
This is a free, interactive event which will take place on Saturday 14 June from 10:30 – 4pm and we look forward to seeing you there.