One for the attention of museums in Suffolk…
If your museum hasn’t already joined Suffolk Local History Council, an umbrella organisation for the region’s local history, then maybe, like Laxfield & District Museum, you may want to take advantage of the following:
- Societies Day – a forum for member societies. Probably the most important aspect for us as a museum. An opportunity to showcase our work, either through display or giving a talk or just attending and networking.
- The chance to apply for small loans to help towards the research and publication of aspects of Suffolk’s history. There are small grants available too. See SLHC website.
- A twice yearly journal, the Suffolk Review, which publishes current research on Suffolk local history and can be a vehicle for our research.
- A twice yearly Newsletter keeping members in touch with the local history scene across the county of Suffolk and informing people of our museum’s news.
- A twice yearly Calendar of Events listing lectures, courses and exhibitions of interest to us as local historians.
- A yearly lecture on a topic of recent historical research given at the AGM held each November.
- A local history conference featuring talks and presentations of recent historical research.
- Focus On …. Meetings hosted by member societies for members to learn more about their area of Suffolk. This June, Halesworth Museum and Walpole Old Chapel are jointly hosting such an event, which is open to all members.
- The Recorders’ Scheme – to ensure that changes taking place at local level are adequately recorded for future historians. At Laxfield & District Museum, the recorder is part of our committee with mutual benefits. Other museums have a similar arrangement.
Laxfield & District Museum has enjoyed these benefits for a number of years and will happily continue to do so. For further information on how to join, go to www.slhc.org.uk