Letchworth families who live in houses that were originally designed for workers are invited to a pop-up event at the newly-launched Museum at One Garden City on 24 August to find out more about homes, who previously lived there and the role that early settlers played in the pioneering years of Letchworth Garden City.
The event will include a range of arts and crafts activities for children inspired by Letchworth’s early houses and industries. Families will also be guided to research their homes using a range of resources from the Garden City Collection. Those who uncover interesting stories will be given a blue vinyl plaque which they can display in the window of their home.
Project Lead at Letchworth Garden City Heritage Foundation, Vicky Axell, said: “The history of Letchworth Garden City often focuses on the lives of wealthy men whose stories have been the focus of historical research in the past. While the stories of the great movers and shakers of our town are fascinating and important, this project seeks the ‘hidden histories’ of the working men and women who came to the town and helped build its communities. We hope families will enjoy engaging with us to find out more about the lives of the lesser-known working pioneers.”
The project is funded by Share Museums East, which supports the museum sector in the region through funding from Arts Council England.
To find out more about the event, call Vicky Axell on 01462 530377.
If you would like to find out more about the history of your home, visit gardencitycollection.com