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New exhibits at Historylinks Museum

New exhibits at Historylinks Museum

Date Added: 31 August 2020 Year: 2020 Institution Name: dnhhl Cat No: | 2020_011_05 | Picture No: 14452

An article published in the Northern Times of 31 July 2020 reporting several new exhibits at Historylinks Museum, which reopened on 18 July following lockdown. It is recorded that volunteers and staff had made a huge effort to ensure the museum was 'good to go' and had been rewarded with excellent visitor numbers. Volunteer Peter Wild had created a new outside 'Domestic Life' display with the largest item a laundry mangle gifted to the museum about 20 years ago. A wool dye pot, a set of quern stones, a knocking stone for grain preparation plus a milk churn are displayed with the mangle. A large, scale-model of the pre-clearance settlement at Dalnamanien, made by David Mahoney and members of the Young Curators Club forms a centrepiece of an exhibition on the museum's longhouse project. Back on display is the Katherine Gray silk dress, made around 1710 by Spitafields weaver James Lehman, and reputedly worn by Katherine of Overskibo at a ball attended by Bonnie Prince Charlie.

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