Heritage Events at Inspire Libraries

by | 27 April 2024 | Community Event, Heritage, Hobbies, Library, Worksop

Worksop Library: Dangerous Women of Nottinghamshire

Join Adrian Gray on Wednesday 15th May at 2.00pm for a lively presentation looking at some of the women of Nottinghamshire who have had a significant impact in challenging the man’s world that they were forced to live in. The selection includes a mix of social and spiritual revolutionaries who had an impact way beyond the county boundary.

Tickets for the talk are £3.00 and places are limited so booking is highly advised – please visit Worksop Library, call Ask Inspire on 01623 677200 or book online at www.inspireculture.org.uk/heritage.

Mansfield Library: Hands On Heritage Day History Fair

Hands On Heritage Day returns to Mansfield Central Library on Saturday 18th May, 10.00am to 2.00pm, bringing a variety of attractions and activities suitable for all the family. The library will be taken over by heritage groups and organisations from across the whole county.

Go along to discover more about local and family history, browse the books for sale, explore pop-up museums, and view old Nottinghamshire photographs, maps and more.

Get hands-on with fun crafts and activities including a virtual reality coal mine, traditional circus skills, toys from the past, and amazing archaeology! There’ll also be drop-in creative fun for the under-fives.

The event is free and no booking is required – just drop by! For more information and a full list of organisations taking part, visit www.inspireculture.org.uk/HandsOnHeritage2024.

Retford Library: Family History Course

Are you interested in tracing your family tree but don’t know where to start?

A six-week course, ‘Researching Your Family History: An Introduction’, will be starting at Retford Library on Wednesday 5th June at 10.00am to 12.00pm and running every Wednesday to 10th July.

Suitable for beginners in family history, the course will introduce you to the main types of records available for your research. You will discover where to locate family history documents and online information, as well as developing your research skills to help you make sense of what you find.

The course will start with a discussion on important first steps to take before starting to explore family history records, indexes and information available online, as well as in libraries and archives.

Focusing mainly on records of England and Wales, the course will look at birth, marriage and death records, census returns, the 1939 Register, and parish registers.

There will also be a brief introduction to other sources including newspapers, trade directories, electoral registers, and wills / probate records. Using sample documents and case studies, you will develop your research skills and learn search strategies to help you when growing your own family tree. Suggestions will also be given on how to organise and present your research.

The course costs £36.00, or may be free if you are in receipt of certain benefits. For more information and to book, visit www.inspireculture.org.uk/FamilyHistoryJune24, call Ask Inspire on 01623 677200 or email learning@inspireculture.org.uk.