Events

2017 Events

Guided tours – Stories of Lynn – Every Tuesday, Friday and Sunday from 1pm-1.45pm

Visitors to Stories of Lynn can take a guided tour of the museum, with one of our expert tour guides. The tour will take you around the museum and exhibition, and give you the opportunity to learn more about the history of the building and view some of the magnificent objects we have on display. The guided tours are every Tuesday, Friday and Sunday starting at 1pm, and finishing at 1.45pm. Tours are free with museum admission.

Olive Edis Exhibition – Exhibition Space – 2 September – 3 December

Olive Edis was one of the most important photographers of the early 20th century. At the height of her career she photographed the full spectrum of British society, from local fishermen and their families to prime ministers, royalty, scientists and artists. She was an exceptional portrait artist, a pioneer of new technologies, a successful business owner, and the first British woman to be appointed as an official war photographer. Edis died in 1955, leaving the contents of her studio to her assistant Cyril Nunn who cared for the collection until it was acquired by Cromer Museum in 2008. In the 60 years since her death Edis has been largely forgotten by history, and her huge contribution to British photography sadly overlooked. Thanks to a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund, the Olive Edis Project at Cromer Museum aims to raise awareness of Edis’ work and give her inspirational story the recognition it deserves. The Road to Ypres: The War Photography of Olive Edis explores the unique collection of photographs taken by Edis during her month long tour of war-torn Europe in March 1919. Edis was approached in 1918 by the Imperial War Museum’s Women’s Work Sub- Committee with a commission to photograph the work of the British Women’s Services in Europe. Although the trip was delayed due to the precarious military situation in 1918, and some opposition to sending a woman to photograph an active war zone. In 1919 she travelled to France armed with her large plate camera, becoming the first British woman to be commissioned as an official war photographer, and one of only five British photographers ever commissioned to cover the First World War. Throughout the journey she kept a fascinating diary of her adventures where she recorded the stories behind the photographs and her reactions to the destruction that she saw all around her.

Introduction to Family History – KLBA – 20 September – 10.00-12.00 noon

An introduction to the basics of family history, including how to use online resources to search census returns, civil registrations, and Parish registers.

Hidden Gems – KLBA – Wednesday 11 October – 10.30-11.30am

Enjoy an introduction to the KLBA searchroom, find out about the Stories of Lynn Project, and see some of the hidden treasures unearthed during the building work, before seeing a display of documents in the strongroom.

How to use the searchroom – KLBA – Wednesday 8 November – 10.30-11.30am

Find out how to use the searchroom at KLBA, including what to bring with you, or how to order original documents.

For more infromation on our events, call us on 01553 774297 or email storiesoflynn@west-norfolk.gov.uk to book a place.

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