Learn something new with Family and Local History Sessions at the Manor House Museum!

Published: Friday, 2nd September 2016

Find out the timetable here.

Head to Kettering Museum and Gallery this autumn to find out more about local history, learn how to research your family history and be entertained by an interesting lunchtime talk.

Local History Sessions
Are you interested in the history of Kettering? Do you want to learn more about its origins and how it developed? Whatever your local history interests are join us at the Manor House Museum for our brand new sessions led by local history expert Delia Thomas. 

The series starts on Tuesday 20th September looking at early and Roman Kettering. Each session starts at 11am and lasts for 1½ hours. The series continues until May 2017.

Family History Workshops
Also returning in September is the Museum’s popular family history workshops. Professional genealogist Andrea Pettingale will be offering practical advice on a wide range of family history topics. Starting on Tuesday 6th September at 11am, Andrea will explain how to get the best from the internet for family history research. There is also the opportunity to book one-to-one advice sessions after each workshop; contact the Museum for further information.

Each session costs just £5 per person, or £3.50 with a Kettering Leisure Pass. Book your place by calling the Museum on 01536 534 219 or email museumandgallery@kettering.gov.uk.

For the full programme of local and family history sessions check our website http://www.kettering.gov.uk/homepage/372/history_sessions 

Lunchtime Talks: Delia Thomas
A brand new series of lunchtime talks starts on Friday 16th September. Delia Thomas will be taking a light-hearted look at the history idiosyncrasies of the English language. When did eggs become eggs? Who first played leapfrog? Come along to the Alfred East Gallery to find the answers. All talks start at 1pm and last for approximately 1 hour. Cost is £5 per  person, £3.50  with a Kettering  Leisure Pass and  booking is  advisable. A  full 
lunch time talks listing can be found at: http://www.kettering.gov.uk/homepage/372/history_sessions
Guy Holloway, Head of Corporate & Cultural Services at Kettering Borough Council, said:
“It is fantastic that the Museum is able to offer these local and family history services. The group workshops are the perfect opportunity to develop specific family history research skills. For those needing personalised advice, make sure you book in for one-to-one advice and see what you will discover about your family past!”

Cllr Lesley Thurland, Kettering Borough Council’s Portfolio Holder for Community & Culture, said:
“The Manor House Museum is providing some great opportunities for anyone wishing to find out more about local history or the history of their family. It is fascinating to discover what local secrets there are and the interesting lives your family would have led!”