Events

 

Events and Activities

Author's Talks

Talks and lectures

Courses

Exhibitions

 

Tickets for events at the History Centre may be purchased in advance at the Help Desk or can be reserved on 01249 705500 (Tues-Sat 9:30-5) Numbers may be limited so please buy your ticket in advance. Please aim to arrive 15 minutes before your event begins.

 

Events and Activities

Public Art Needs You!

Find out how you can join this community effort to help support public art in the places that matter to you. Workshops held at Wiltshire Libraries - find your nearest and book your FREE place via Eventbrite. Details can be found here.

Monthly Conservation Surgeries 2-4 pm

Thursday 10 May, 14 June. FREE but booking essential.

Come and talk to our expert conservators to find out how to look after your precious family keepsakes, photographs and treasures.
Get advice on the best materials and techniques to care for your items at home, and when to seek help from an expert.
If you have items in need of a little TLC see if our conservators can give you hints and tips for cleaning without damage, or a quote for getting them repaired.
Please contact us to book an advice slot.

 

Know Your Place Workshop at WESTBURY LIRBARY

Thursday 10 May at 2pm. £3/£2 concession (tickets available from Westbury Library)

Learn how to navigate and add to Know Your Place Wiltshire digital mapping website. Bring your Wiltshire photos along to add to the site too.

History Revealed at Laverstock - *HELD AT SALISBURY LIBRARY* and a walk at Laverstock

Thursday 17 May 10-1pm with afternoon walk at 2.15-4.15pm (tickets available from WSHC and Salisbury Library)

Discover how to research the origins of local villages with a look at fascinating Laverstock. Focus on archaeology, archival documents, maps and additional resources for local history research. Includes afternoon field trip to put newfound skills to the test with Wiltshire Buildings expert Dorothy Treasure (own transport required). £10/8 concessions.

History is Here! at MALMESBURY LIBRARY

Wednesday 23 May 2-3pm £3/£2 concession (tickets available from Malmesbury Library)

Get the most from your library’s local history resources with this study session focusing on the village of Milbourne run by Julie Davis, County Local Studies Librarian

Know Your Place Workshop at MELSKSHAM LIBRARY

Thursday 7 June 2-3.30pm £3/£2 concession (tickets available from Melksham Library)

Learn how to navigate and add to Know Your Place Wiltshire digital mapping website. Bring your Wiltshire photos along to add to the site too.

Looking After Old Photographs and Documents

Wednesday 20 June 2pm

Workshop with Sophie Coles, Archives Conservator

FREE but booking essential - limited to 10 people.

Know Your Place Workshop at DEVIZES LIBRARY

Thursday 28 June 10.30am-12pm. £3/£2 concession (tickets available from Devizes Library)

Learn how to navigate and add to Know Your Place Wiltshire digital mapping website. Bring your Wiltshire photos along to add to the site too.

Know Your Place Workshop at CALNE LIBRARY

Wednesday September 12th at 6pm. £3/£2 concession (tickets available from Calne library)

Learn how to navigate and add to Know Your Place Wiltshire digital mapping website. Bring your Wiltshire photos along to add to the site too.

 

 Author's Talks

 

Talks and Lectures 

 

  Courses  

Sources for Local History

Tuesdays 1 May - 5 June   9.30am - 1pm

A six week course designed to help people discover the wealth of archives and published resources available for researching local history led by our team of professional archivists and the County Local Studies Librarian.

1 May Introduction, printed sources and maps Using trade directories, newspapers and maps etc

8 May Records of Churches and Chapels Using Anglican parish and Nonconformist records

15 May Diocesan and probate records Using deeds, leases, rentals, court books and rolls etc

29 May Local Government records Using minutes, accounts, letters, rate books and planning records

5 June Education and Quarter Sessions records Using school log books, QS order books, licensing records etc

Cost £40. Limited to 20 places - booking essential! Tickets available from the History Centre 01249 705500

Download the poster here

 

 Exhibitions

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Tickets for events at the History Centre may be purchased in advance at the Help Desk or can be reserved on 01249 705500 (Tues-Sat 9:30-5) Payment by credit card or cheque is only possible for 2 more tickets. Numbers may be limited so please buy your ticket in advance. Please aim to arrive 15 minutes before your event begins.

Download a PDF version of our events programme here

Download a poster to help us advertise our events - thank you!

Disclaimer: We may take photographs at events for future publicity purposes. Please make a member of staff aware if you would prefer not to be included in any images. Permission will sought for images which include children.

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